Caron yarns had no idea their temporary-anniversary-celebration product was going to be such a hit and people are going crazy over it! We’ve recently heard that they WILL be making it a permanent product and now other companies have jumped on the bandwagon.
I’ve tried my hand at making my own. After all, Caron Cakes are simply self-striping yarn (no gradient color changes) that’s caked on a ball winder. The end. I’ve included the method I used below but I question the whether it’s worth the effort. Here’s my take on the matter and be sure to let me know what YOU think about using your own stash to create a cake!
Of course, you can get this effect with any yarn but if you’re trying to closely recreate this cakey craze, here are some details that can help you in your pursuit!
Weight: Medium Worsted (4)
Contents: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Skein Weight: 7.1 oz./ 200g
Yardage: 383 yd. / 350 m
- Based on this pic, the color amounts equal. (That medium blue is tonal.)
- This Blueberry Cheesecake has 4 colors that repeat twice.
- The label says there are approximately 383 yards. Soooo….
383 yards ÷ 4 colors = 96 yards of each color
Since you need to have 2 color repeats…
96 yards of each color ÷ 2 color repeats = 48 yards of each color repeat
(If you prefer other units of measurement, that would be 44 m/.89 oz/25 g)
Now all you need is color inspiration. My favorite place for that is Design Seeds!