Since a few months I see them everywhere on Instagram: colorful yarn cakes. Many brands jumped on the bandwagon and started selling beautiful color combinations. Most yarn cakes have a length between 700m and 1000m which is enough yarn for one big project. For example, I only used one yarn cake for this big southbay shawlette and one yarn cake for this Sophie’s Garden XXL pillow.
Yarn on picture: CottonFlowersYarns. These are 3ply and length 1000m.
What I like most about yarn cakes is the subtle colors change. This creates a stunning effect on the final piece of work. In general yarn cakes are quite expensive, most of them are about $20 each, but as you will only need one cake for one project – and considering the amazing color change effect-, I definitely find it worth the money!
Yarn cakes I tried
The brands that I have tried so far are Durable Colorful, which is only sold in Europe, Katia Summer Rainbow, also only sold in Europe, and CottonFlowersYarns, sold on Etsy and shipping worldwide for free.
Below you can find some picture of the current color combinations I am working with. These yarn cakes are from a German seller on Etsy. Click on the picture to go to the Etsy shop where I bought my yarn.