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.


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


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.


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!


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


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

I love it!

Happy Knitting & Crocheting!



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.


  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.


  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.


  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!


    • 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!


  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!


  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. 🙂


    • 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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