Caron Cotton Angel Cake Yarn Review

If you are looking for a cotton yarn that’s a little different, you will love Caron Cotton Angel Cake. It has the same cotton/acrylic blend as the standard Caron Cotton Cakes, but the colourway’s are truly heavenly!

Caron Cotton Angel Cakes Dark Cocoa

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Caron Cotton Angel Cakes

While I was searching for an alternative yarn to use for a new spring/summer garment project to feature on the Crochet Fashion Week Runway, my search showed me Caron Cotton Angel Cakes and I had never heard of this yarn before.

What really caught my interest was the blend of fibres; it has 60% cotton and 40% acrylic.

This the same fibre blend as Caron Cotton Cakes, but the colourway in the Angel Cakes is not self-striping in the same way as the standard Caron Cotton Cakes.

I love cotton blends, especially if they are blended with acrylic as it makes the cotton so soft ad easy to work with – something that Caron Cotton Cakes is well known for. 

The design that I was buying yarn for needed to allow for the structure of the garment to have a little give, but not be too silky to allow the shape to have some structure.

Crochet pencil Skirt Pattern

Where to buy Caron Cotton Angel Cakes

Caron Cotton Angel Cakes seems hard to find in the USA but feels like it has only arrived in the UK.

I purchased from Wool Warehouse and there are lots of UK retailers that have a selection of colourway’s in stock.

It’s worth the hunt to find this yarn as the cake size is larger than that of the Caron Cotton Cakes which are only 100g (3.5oz) with a length of 193m (211 yds) compared to the Angel Cakes whopping 250 g (8.8oz), 485m (530yds).

The larger cake allowed me to complete the size S of the pencil skirt in just over 1 cake – which of course meant there were few ends to weave in!

First Impressions – Caron Cotton Angel Cakes

This yarn was a surprise, although it shouldn’t have been as I have used Caron Cotton Cakes before in my Granny’s Market Bag pattern.

The fibre blend creates a super soft yarn that glides through your fingers.

It almost seems to be a mini blanket yarn; an almost solid yarn that doesn’t show the ply of the strands.

The yarn was just what I wanted to create the pencil skirt with, a soft yarn that created a firm by flexible crochet fabric.

Truboo Yarn Crochet Pattern

What weight yarn is Caron Cotton Cakes

Caron Cotton Angel Cakes   Yarn Specifics

Yarn Weight:

  • 4 (medium) – Worsted/Aran

Ball Length:

560yds / 485k

Ball Weight:

  •  250g / 8.8oz

Yarn Fiber

  • 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic

Care Instructions:

  • Machine washable and dryable

Recommended Hook Size

  • 5mm (US H/8)

Colourways for Caron Cotton Angel Cakes

Caron’s Cotton Angel Cakes range is ideal for light and stylish garments and the colourway’s are a cute collection of pastel shades that have a variegated look adding extra texture and depth to your project.

I loved the Dark Cocoa shade that I used, but with other shades named Sunny Day and Faded Jeans, you’ll be spoilt for choice with summer shades. 

Things to love about Caron Cotton Angel Cakes

Amazing Stitch Definition

This is one of the most important elements of this yarn.

When making garments that require a light structure, good stitch definition adds to the overall design – I loved how the varigation in the colour added extra texture to the Gloriosa Pencil Skirt.

Would I Buy Caron Cotton Angel Cakes again?

I most definitely would!

I can not wait to create more designs using this yarn – it will be the yarn to take you through all the seasons.

Light enough for summer garments with enough snuggle to add a lightweight layer in those colder months too.

Let me know if you’ve ever used this yarn and what pattern you stitch up with it.

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