Caron® Cakes, the original and the best – making stripes is a piece of cake!

Caron® Cakes is the new yarn that’s taking the UK by storm. There are five vibrant shades in every ball, so you can create a wonderful striping effect with no effort at all. 

Caron Cakes knitted shawl

In this knitted shawl above you can see the ombre-effect colour changes in Faerie Cake, or if you fancy something with more impact try the Rainbow shades. The possibilities with this innovative yarn are endless, as the fun shades create totally different striping looks depending on the starting shade. With these yarns, knitting and crocheting unique projects is literally a piece of cake.

Made from 80% acrylic and 20% wool, the oversize 200g balls give a yardage of 350 metres. There are 18 stunning colourways to choose from, with delicious names – try Rainbow Sherbet, Faerie Cake, or Strawberry Trifle!

Caron Cakes yarn

Caron Cakes yarn is available from


Wool Warehouse

Black Sheep Wools


If you need some inspiration, check out the gallery of projects made using Caron Cakes on Ravelry, and Jeanne's suggestions at The Crochet Crowd.

Caron Cake yarn crochet hats