Island Wools

Malabrigo Caracol

In Stock: 3

Truly a unique yarn! Malabrigo starts with a bulky thick-and-thin single made of their delightfully soft superwash merino wool, and then they criss-cross it with a binder thread (either black or white.) Then the yarn is dyed one of their signature kettle-dyed colorways, and: poof! Something unlike any yarn they've made before, inspired by a particular style of handspun yarn. Caracol knits up into a cozy, fluffy fabric with a ton of texture and visual interest. Simple stitch patterns really let it sing!

  • Weight: Super Bulky 
  • Texture: plied, thick and thin yarn.
  • Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (87 meters)
  • Skein weight: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)
  • Gauge: 9 sts = 4 inches.
  • Recommended needle size: US 13 - 19 or 9 - 15mm
  • Recommended hook size: US N/P/15 to P/Q or 10 - 15 mm
  • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
  • Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble

Great for:

Warm winter accessories, big cozy afghans, and stockinette that's far from boring

Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. The skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. 

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Island Wools is the local yarn shop in Friday Harbor, Washington on San Juan Island in the middle of Puget Sound! We are just a relaxing ferry ride away from the mainland.

Whimsical Colors yarns are dyed in the shop by Julie. Come see our beautiful selection!