Name: Caron Cakes
Price: £10 (often on offer 3 for 2)
Ball Weight: 200g
Yarn Weight: Aran
Yardage: 766 yards
Fibre Blend: 80% Acrylic 20% Wool
What Are the Yarns Benefits
The most obvious of the benefits of this yarn are the wonderful colour combos! It is so comforting to have the colour combo picked for you and to know it will all look lovely together.
Another benefit is the lack of ends to weave in… All yarnies know exactly how infuriatingly boring sewing in ends is. So having such lovely colour changes without the ends to sew in is fab.
The size of the ball is also great – I managed to make a baby blanket out of 2 cakes and a shawl out of 1 cake. It goes far. And the fact that it is already wound into a lovely center pull cake makes it so quick and easy to get stuck into a projects.
What Are Its Drawbacks
The biggest drawback is the price. At £10 a ball it is quite expensive considering it is just acrylic.
Another drawback is the consistency of the dye – a number of blogs who I follow have renarked to the same effect. It doesnt seem to be as noticable in tricolour and gradiated colourways, like bumbleberry or cake pop, but the rainbow ones seem to have horrible brown splodges in them, presumably owing to the mixing of too many colours on one spot.
Versatility (does it have multiple uses?) – 7/10
Wearability (how comfortable is it to wear) – 6/10
Workability (how nice is it to work with?) – 6/10
Final Score – 19/30