Caron Cakes is the latest craze at Micheal’s. The yarn is #4 worsted weight, 80% acrylic / 20% wool. It is currently available in 26 color ways. Each cake features five colors. The color runs are long, and are perfect for larger items like blankets, ponchos, scarves and shawls. The label suggests the yarn should be hand washed and dried flat.
I’ve crocheted several projects with Caron Cakes and love it. It’s affordable for 383 yards – $7.99 regular price. With coupon or on sale, it can be as inexpensive as $5 a cake. I find it soft to the touch, and firmly wound so it does not split. Occasionally, there are drip marks where dyes have splashed, but they are hardly noticeable in the finish product.
My latest Caron Cake project is a Dragonfly wrap, inspired by the Dragonfly Poncho by Maria Bittner. Although Cherry Chip not my favorite color way, I am still very happy with the end result.