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Carron Cake - what can I make?

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Okkitokkiunga Sat 07-Oct-17 12:37:30

I am very tempted by the Carron Cakes, but as a fairly new crocheter on a budget I'm not sure if it's worth it? Could I make a Little Hug for example out of one cake? I would say I'm a medium tension hooker. Thanks.

bookbook Mon 09-Oct-17 09:31:26

Hi Okki - I haven't used the Carron cakes, what is the weight ? I find that 150-200 gms with a 4mm hook makes the small size Little Hug .

Okkitokkiunga Wed 11-Oct-17 23:04:04

Thanks book. Hmm - they are 200gr but 10ply apparently. Which unfortunately means diddly squat to me. I think I'd better stick with SSDK for now grin

bookbook Thu 12-Oct-17 08:09:29

its a nightmare knowing which is which smile 10 ply is the equivalent of Aran weight, so you need slightly bigger needles ( which is usually on the ball band as recommended needle size) - so it knits/crotchets up quicker, but is a bit bulkier .

Spindelina Thu 12-Oct-17 12:10:47

They’re not machine washable, which I <think> means they can’t be used for little hugs.

SasBel Thu 12-Oct-17 12:14:40

Thought they were acrylic so are machine washable? Lovely to look at in the shop but not been brave enough to buy one yet!

Spindelina Thu 12-Oct-17 12:43:48

Acrylic/wool mix.

DropZoneOne Sun 15-Oct-17 00:18:17

You could try the Stylecraft DK candy swirl? That's 150g which might be just enough for a little hug.

SevenTillFour Thu 19-Oct-17 08:54:45

If it helps, I just knitted up two SSDK Candy Swirl cakes:
The first one - cast on 120, ended up 600mm by 480mm, and used all the yarn
The second one - cast on 100, and knitted up 500mm square - with a small amount of yarn left over.
Colour changes on these are very 'sudden' if you know what I mean - there's only about 3 stitches of transition between one colour and the next.

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