Yarny Goodness

I jumped on the Caron Cake bandwagon.

I chose Lilac Frosting (cream, beige, lavender and violet).

The yarn is soft and I had no problem with the abrupt color changes.

I had one knot I needed to cut out, but overall I was pleased.

I chose to make a Granny Shawl Scarf designed by Charlene Van den Brande.

I fell in love with the designer’s color scheme (reds, blues, tans and browns).

However, I was making this scarf for charity so I decided to try it with the Caron Cake.

My thought was that there would be less ends to weave in and therefore would hold up to multiple washings.

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The Caron Cake was enough to get to round 16 and do a simple HDC border.

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I’ll be copying the designers color scheme for my own and I’ll be increasing the original starting chain.

Also, for mine, I’ll finally remember to do my starting chain with a larger hook (I always forget to do that).

My LYS was having a Labor Day sale (50% off) and I picked up some squishy, yummy yarn for my birthday!

First project up is Sophie’s Cardigan by Mon Petit Violon using Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in Cotton Candy.

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Next up (to help practice my knitting and purling) is GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley using Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky in Cafe Au Lait.  This yarn is sooooo soft!

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I also picked up some back issues of Knit Simple (my favorite knitting magazine).

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I had some fun using my new Amish Style Swift (purchased here).

I love it!

Happy Knitting & Crocheting!

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15 thoughts on “Yarny Goodness

  1. Beverly MATHESON says:

    I love my wooden swift. I’ve had it for several years and wouldn’t trade it for anything! You projects are always so nice and I love the colors you choose for your projects. They are always spot on.

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  2. Stefanie says:

    I like the color scheme of your Granny shawl. I can’t wait to see the little girl cardigan in progress. Sometimes it’s hard to get a feel of a pattern from looking at the designer’s page.

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  3. Cyra says:

    Woohoo, new squishy yarn. Love the new additions to your stash. I really need to get a swift one day, but as I love working with wood, I may give making one a try first. Gorgeous scarf.

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  4. Sandra Licher says:

    I really like the granny scarf…I definitely “faved” that pattern. I need to look at the Caron Cake yarn….it turned out beautiful and the stripes just happened? It looks like I will be getting some of that yarn. The link to the swift website didn’t work. Let us know how you like it after using it awhile. I really like the cowl and her other deigns too. I want to make items for little girls to sell as I have grand boys but would love to make for little girls. That little sweater is very sweet! I’m off to look at Caron Cake yarn now! Have a great week!

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    • MrsMcD918 says:

      The Caron Cake was really nice to work with for a project like this! The softer colors blended together nicely, it was only abrupt before and after the dark purple.
      I hope to have the sweater done for next week!

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  5. Lisa says:

    I bought three skeins of the Caron Cakes. I could help myself and coupons help. Your scarf is so pretty. I may use that pattern for one of my skeins. Great birthday yarn!

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  6. Becki says:

    It’s to good to read a review and your further comments about the Caron Cake yarn. I regret I didn’t buy some the when it first came out and Michael’s had a fairly good deal on it. I was inspired by a post someone else wrote then, but when I went back it was majorly picked over and I couldn’t find a color combination I was confident of. And last week I don’t think they even had any more on the shelves. Maybe they’ll get more in stock and there will be another sale, but for the moment I’m counting it as a lost opportunity. 😦 It does feel very squishy soft and I love the idea of fewer ends to weave in.

    Sofie’s Cardigan is adorable. I look forward to seeing yours done up in that beautiful yarn you just got a great deal on. 🙂

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    • MrsMcD918 says:

      I only buy at Michael’s/Joanne’s etc. with my 50% coupon! I’ll pick up another cake or 2 and I may use that for the scarf, adding in some stash red! The cardigan is coming along!

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