Caracol Cowl by Orange Smoothie

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) 20-24” (50.8-61 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 ~