Whether you’re an avid knitter or a newbie, you may have heard of yarn cakes and be wondering what they are and why you should get some. The yarn is more or less the same as you would expect from any other bundle of wool, so the difference here is the idea of the cake shape.
Like a cake, the yarn comes in a circular ball that you pull out from the centre. The aim is that they are the ideal size to see you complete a particular knitting or crochet project. They are available in a range of thicknesses, including double knit, aran or chunky.
As they come in one ball, it’s possible that they can be a more affordable option as you won’t run out of wool mid-way through a project. As you won’t need to switch from one ball of wool to another, it’s likely your end product will also be much neater without any loose threads.
We love our Horncastel cake art and our range of yarn cakes, available from brands including Katia, King Cole and Wooldcraft. They are available in a whole rainbow of colours, so you don’t need to worry about just being stuck with one colour through the knitting project.
If you would like to discover more about yarn cakes, we would be glad to answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of the team will be on hand to help you.