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Nov 28, 2016 10:16:22   #
sillytilly
 
sorry if this has been asked on the forum before. But--does the caron cakes make up good afghans? Do the colors fall nicely or are they just one big area of each color? Have read a lot about the cakes on here but do not remember if this was mention. Thank you for your help.
 
Nov 28, 2016 10:23:35   #
wordancer
 
One big area of each color.
Nov 28, 2016 10:23:40   #
Janpeonys (a regular here)
 
They are soft n easy to work with. Colors don't blend, rather end abruptly to another color like stripes.
Look on Ravelry for patterns with this yarn. Have a great day. Jan
Nov 28, 2016 10:24:05   #
Altice
 
Type Caron Cakes afghans into Google and click on images
Nov 28, 2016 17:31:15   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
wordancer wrote:
One big area of each color.


Just to give some insight to this, each section of the 3 inner colors are approx the same yardage giving the same depth on project but the first and last color on the cakes does not have the same yardage as the other 3 colors.

I'm working on a throw, didn't notice this when cakes were bought. Didn't like the way the colors had a different depth so was cutting and attaching the yarn to keep the depth of each color the same and in the color sequence. After cutting 3 cakes so far with ends to weave in, had put a post up with lots of information and got a tip from someone when buying the cakes to match up the outer color to the inner color on the next cake and so on depending on how many cakes you will use.

I was lucky to find two cakes when I went back to the store, one had the second color I will need to start with when added to my throw so will cut the small amount of yarn off of the first color and be able to knit the entire cake from beginning to end, and the other cake they had started with the color the other one ended with, so I was a happy camper with no more cutting and just adding the next cake.

The others in the colorway I am using were all a different dye lot and the colors were much darker, did find two cakes and even with the dye lot different the colors on these two are very close and look the same as those in the cakes I am using.

So learned if using several cakes for a project, the key is to match the outer color of one cake to the inner colors of the next.

Hope this helps.
Nov 29, 2016 10:24:09   #
crafterwantabe (a regular here)
 
Check out crochet crowd on YouTube. Mickey has some great videos to help you out.
 
Nov 29, 2016 13:37:01   #
Ve'el
 
Just a comment about Caron Cakes: I recently made a small blanket for a child's car seat and Caron Cakes was a perfect yarn for the job - no changing yarn colors to get stripes and no weaving in ends. It was cost effective because the blanket was 18" by 24" and the cost would have been almost prohibitive if I bought different skeins for each stripe. I used a garter stitch and the project would be perfect for a beginner. The whole blanket used less than 1 skein of Caron Cakes. If I wanted to make a striped afghan, I would buy different colors and make the stripes the same size. One type of yarn is not good for all types of projects.
Nov 29, 2016 15:02:09   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
Ve'el wrote:
Just a comment about Caron Cakes: I recently made a small blanket for a child's car seat and Caron Cakes was a perfect yarn for the job - no changing yarn colors to get stripes and no weaving in ends. It was cost effective because the blanket was 18" by 24" and the cost would have been almost prohibitive if I bought different skeins for each stripe. I used a garter stitch and the project would be perfect for a beginner. The whole blanket used less than 1 skein of Caron Cakes. If I wanted to make a striped afghan, I would buy different colors and make the stripes the same size. One type of yarn is not good for all types of projects.
Just a comment about Caron Cakes: I recently made... (show quote)


I didn't have a problem with using the first cake, it was when needing to add the second cake the colors did not continue in the same sequence.

As mentioned if using the yarn for a one cake project there isn't a problem.

I did get two other cakes with the last yarn color matching the beginning color, so won't have to cut any longer and will be able to knit from beginning to end of cake.
Nov 29, 2016 15:37:15   #
carmenl
 
sillytilly wrote:
sorry if this has been asked on the forum before. But--does the caron cakes make up good afghans? Do the colors fall nicely or are they just one big area of each color? Have read a lot about the cakes on here but do not remember if this was mention. Thank you for your help.


It helps to use a pattern like Old Shale to break up the solid line of color.


Nov 29, 2016 15:44:26   #
Ve'el
 
The afghan is gorgeous.
Nov 29, 2016 15:52:48   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
carmenl wrote:
It helps to use a pattern like Old Shale to break up the solid line of color.


I am using a fan and feather pattern (didn't want to use one that had a YO causing the holes as that type of a pattern has), but the colors on the cakes did not work out having the same depth, which is why I ended up cutting the first two cakes.

Now that I have the others cakes that are in the color sequence I won't have to cut the cakes any more. I can just attached and continue to knit from beginning to end of cake.
Picture is of my throw in progress


 
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