Crave Yarn Caravan

$ 38.50

Caravan from Crave Yarn is a yarn that can't be rushed: an extraordinarily soft, lustrous blend of merino, cashmere, camel, and silk. With a firm twist and subtle, sophisticated palette, Caravan is destined to become your go-to, "everyday luxury" choice when a pattern calls for a sport weight yarn.

Fiber: 70% Superwash Fine Merino, 10% Camel, 10% Cashmere, 10% Mulberry Silk
Weight/Length: 100 grams, 354 yds (324m)
Gauge/Needle Size: 24-28 sts = 4 in (10cm) on US 2-4 (2.75-3.5mm) needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.


"Lovebirds" by Kate Oates

A little birdie told me…that you need him on a sweater with his true love! This array of geometric colorwork is worked seamlessly from the top down with yoked increases & short row shaping both at the shoulders and the bottom. The gentle A-line shape of the body combined with extra length at the hem complements curvy and straight body types alike.

Options are provided for two different body and sleeve styles: classic stockinette or a simple cable along with short or long sleeve lengths. Instructions are provided to work body inside out for less purling, if desired. One to four inches (2.5-10 cm) ease is recommended. Colorwork is charted. Because a few rounds feature longer floats, this pattern is recommended for knitters with prior stranded colorwork experience.

Karen chose Spincycle Dyed in the Wool in the color "The Saddest Place" and Crave Caravan in colorway "Authenticity" for her Lovebirds sweater.

For the cap sleeve version, you will need:

Color A: 2(3,3,3,3) {4,4,4} (4,5,5) skeins of Crave Caravan
Color B: 1(1,2,2,2){2,2,2} (3,3,3) skeins of Dyed in the Wool

For the long sleeve version, you will need:

Color A: 4(4,4,4,5) {5,5,6} (6,7,7) skeins of Crave Caravan
Color B: 1(1,2,2,2){2,2,2} (3,3,3) skeins of Dyed in the Wool

In true Knit Stars style, we have curated a couple of other pairings for you as well:

DITW "Deep Bump" with Caravan "Cimarron"
DITW "Sunset Strip" with Caravan "Whisperlike"

Sizes available: XXS (XS, S, M, M/L){L, XL, 2X}(3X, 4X, 5X)

29 (32.25, 35.5, 38.75, 42){45.25, 48.5, 51.75}(55, 58.25, 61.5)inches /
74 (82, 90.5, 98.5, 106.5){115, 123, 131.5}(139.5, 147.5, 156) cm

in stranded colorwork on larger needles



"Caress My Soul" by Melanie Berg, shown in Palm Reader, is an elongated semi-circular shawl with a garter stitch body and a bold lace edging. This soothing shawl takes three skeins of Crave Caravan and US size 4 (3.5mm) needles


"Midnight in Berlin" by Melanie Berg, shown in Magisterium and Interstellar, takes a total of four skeins of Crave Caravan - two skeins each of two contrasting colors. Pattern calls for US size 4 (3.5mm) and 7 (4.5mm) needles.


"Calligraphy Shawl" by Melanie Berg, shown in Stole, takes three skeins of Crave Caravan. This triangle shawl features an all-over diamond stitch pattern that’s easy to memorize and relaxing to knit. Pattern calls for US size 4 (3.5mm) and 7 (4.5mm) needles.




All of these patterns are available on Ravelry.