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Malabrigo's Caracol is a truly unique yarn! They start with a bulky thick-and-thin single made of 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 Malabrigo's signature kettle-dyed colorways, and poof! Something unlike any yarn 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!
Great for: Warm winter accessories, big cozy afghans, and stockinette that's far from boring
Notes from Malabrigo: 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. Skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.
When we dye our yarns, the same formula is used each time but every batch of yarn is assigned a different dye lot number. The differences from one dye lot to another can be very subtle, or extremely noticeable, especially on variegated yarns. When we assign a dye lot number the main use is to identify which skeins can be labeled and packed together. After our quality control team checks the skeins, they go to the labeling section and then are put in bags of five or ten (depending on the yarn). The colors shown on photos are illustrated as reference, as mentioned above, they can differ on more or less of one tone, due to the hand-dyed process.
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.
Care: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble