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Carnation poncho - caracol

Carnation by Jacqueline van Dillen

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Caracol

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A truly unique yarn! We start with a bulky thick-and-thin single made of our delightfully soft superwash merino wool, and then we criss-cross it with a binder thread (either black or white.) Then the yarn is dyed one of our signature kettle-dyed colorways, and: poof! Something unlike any yarn we've made before, inspired by a particular style of hand-spun 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

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, specially 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).
Once the bags get to the yarn stores, most skeins go to different shelves where they can get mixed. The dye lot code is really helpful when you try to find skeins that match.

Unfortunately, we don't have a record of which yarn store receives a specific dye lot and it's impossible for us to find out where you can find the same dye lot skeins.  

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.

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yarn Texture: Plied, thick and thin yarn

Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (87 meters)

Skein Weight: 150 grams

Gauge: 9 sts = 4 inches.

Needle Size: US 13 - 19 or 9 - 15mm

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, dry flat

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Caracol - GlazeCaracol - Glazeshirt icon

Glaze

CAR091

Caracol - ArapeyCaracol - Arapeyshirt icon

Arapey

CAR875

Caracol - GuyunusaCaracol - Guyunusashirt icon

Guyunusa

CAR090

Caracol - PetrichorCaracol - Petrichorshirt icon

Petrichor

CAR248

Caracol - FortalezaCaracol - Fortalezashirt icon

Fortaleza

CAR722

Caracol - TalismanCaracol - Talismanshirt icon

Talisman

CAR249

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Caracol - CerezaCaracol - Cerezashirt icon

Cereza

CAR033

Caracol - FlamaCaracol - Flamashirt icon

Flama

CAR089

Caracol - SunsetCaracol - Sunsetshirt icon

Sunset

CAR096

Caracol - Frank OchreCaracol - Frank Ochreshirt icon

Frank Ochre

CAR035

Caracol - Rich ChocolateCaracol - Rich Chocolateshirt icon

Rich Chocolate

CAR161

Caracol - Pearl TenCaracol - Pearl Tenshirt icon

Pearl Ten

CAR069

Caracol - LettuceCaracol - Lettuceshirt icon

Lettuce

CAR037

Caracol - Water GreenCaracol - Water Greenshirt icon

Water Green

CAR083

Caracol - IndiecitaCaracol - Indiecitashirt icon

Indiecita

CAR416

Caracol - CianCaracol - Cianshirt icon

Cian

CAR683

Caracol - SolisCaracol - Solisshirt icon

Solis

CAR809

Caracol - Teal FeatherCaracol - Teal Feathershirt icon

Teal Feather

CAR412

Caracol - Azul ProfundoCaracol - Azul Profundoshirt icon

Azul Profundo

CAR150

Caracol - CamaleonCaracol - Camaleonshirt icon

Camaleon

CAR684

Caracol - Whale's RoadCaracol - Whale's Roadshirt icon

Whale's Road

CAR247

Caracol - Cirrus GrayCaracol - Cirrus Grayshirt icon

Cirrus Gray

CAR845

Caracol - ZarzamoraCaracol - Zarzamorashirt icon

Zarzamora

CAR863

Caracol - PociónCaracol - Pociónshirt icon

Poción

CAR139

Caracol - DianaCaracol - Dianashirt icon

Diana

CAR886

Caracol - PiedrasCaracol - Piedrasshirt icon

Piedras

CAR862

Caracol - HollyhockCaracol - Hollyhockshirt icon

Hollyhock

CAR148

Caracol - ArchangelCaracol - Archangelshirt icon

Archangel

CAR850

Caracol - AniversarioCaracol - Aniversarioshirt icon

Aniversario

CAR005

Caracol - FucsiaCaracol - Fucsiashirt icon

Fucsia

CAR093

Caracol - RoseCaracol - Roseshirt icon

Rose

CAR639

Caracol - SalpicadoCaracol - Salpicadoshirt icon

Salpicado

CAR124

Caracol - NaturalCaracol - Naturalshirt icon

Natural

CAR063

Caracol - PearlCaracol - Pearlshirt icon

Pearl

CAR036

Caracol - PlomoCaracol - Plomoshirt icon

Plomo

CAR043

Caracol - Paris NightCaracol - Paris Nightshirt icon

Paris Night

CAR052