|My sister-in-law's hat. Knit with bumbleberry caron cake yarn. At some time, |
I will get around to knitting a hat for Charis using the leftover yarn from this project.
One Saturday morning, in November, I opened up my Michaels email. I saw that Caron cakes were a little over $6; in addition to which I had a 20% coupon off my entire order. When Drew came home from his Hebrew class, I skedaddled out of our house and purchased the yarn at Michaels.
A brief review of Caron Cakes: I have been VERY pleased with it. Yes, it comes from a big box store, but this gal is on a budget, and they are affordable, especially with a coupon. Since it changes color on it's own, I don't have to buy multiple yarns for color changes. The downside is: I'm not as in control of when the color changes happen. One thing you could do (if you want to change the color sooner), cut the yarn where you are leaving a 6-8 inch tail, unwind the yarn to where it changes color. and start knitting with the new color. For such a high acrylic content (80% acrylic/20% wool), it's actually quite soft. Another thing, the label says, "Hand wash cold." That being said, I forgot to put care tags on the two hats I knit, and my SIL washed hers without any problem. It did not shrink or grow. There were no little fuzzies on her hat. It stayed the same.
|My sister's hat. She loves blues and greys, so I thought this would be a great colorway for her hat.|
These opinions are my own. I purchased the cakes with my own money and will do so again in the future. Have you knit or crocheted with Caron Cakes? If so, what was your experience? I'm linking up at Ginny's Yarn Along.