Caracol Cowl by Orange Smoothie
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Caracol Cowl

August 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 15 - 10.0 mm
90 yards (82 m)
one size
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When I saw Malabrigo’s Caracol, I knew I had to create a one-skein pattern that would show off the beautiful stained glass look of this super bulky thick-and-thin yarn.

Caracol Cowl makes a great gift for someone special (or for yourself) and can be knit up in an evening or a weekend with one skein of Malabrigo Caracol.

Knit in the round from top down, then knit flat for a comfortable and versatile cowl that will look fabulous on any occasion.

The lace panels accentuate the variegation of Caracol and add visual interest to this fun-to-knit accessory. You’ll probably make several!


  • There are no short rows! So no wrap and turns!
  • If you want to use up all your yarn, just add rows to the bottom border, saving 3 times the length of the project for the bind off.
  • This pattern works great with 90 yds of Rasta, too!
  • Wear it like a bandana, or throw one side up on your shoulder! Bunch it up around your neck under a coat or wear the joined side in the front and drape it over your shoulders.

Approximately 90 yds (82.3 m) super bulky weight yarn

US size 15 (10 mm) 20” (50.8 cm) circular needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

8 sts and 12 rows in 4” (10 cm)
Gauge is not crucial in this pattern as long as you like the fabric you are getting. Just keep in mind that a big difference in gauge will affect the amount of yarn you’ll use.

Stitches used

K - Knit
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
P - Purl
Skp - Slip 1 stitch knitwise, k1, pass the slipped stitch over
YO - Yarn over

Finished measurements
Approx. 12” X 12”

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy knitting!

~ Orange Smoothie ~