Fluffy Meringue

Caron Cakes, a new-ish yarn from Yarnspirations, was created last year in celebration of Caron’s 100th anniversary. It is a beautiful self-stripping yarn (20% wool/80% acrylic) that was meant to be available exclusively at Michaels for only a short time. But, people fell in love with it (me included!), and new colours were released this spring.

Caron Cakes in Funfetti (top) and Rainbow Sprinkle (bottom)

The Crochet Crowd is a big booster of Yarnspirations yarns, and they have been sharing tons of projects made using Caron Cakes. Now, I have trouble with wool, even with as small amount as 20%. My nose runs, my throat itches, and in some cases I have a lot of trouble breathing. But, when I saw the Fluffy Meringue Shawl crocheted in the Bumbleberry colourway, I knew I had to make one of my own.

Fluffy Meringue Shawl, designed by Laura Jean Bartholomew (unblocked)

The Fluffy Meringue Shawl was designed by Laura Jean Bartholomew of the Crochet Crowd. She based it on the Yarnspirations Fluffy Meringue baby blanket. The pattern is free and there is even a nice long tutorial on the Crochet Crowd website.

Working with the yarn wasn’t as bad as I feared it would be, but it probably helps that I was completely stuffed up with a cold for most of it! The pattern work up very quickly, and I love the final product. I did the larger version, using almost two full balls of Caron Cakes. Unblocked, the shawl as about a 152cm wing span and is about 76cm long along the spin. It is huge! And I adore it!

I’m not sure what I am going to do with my other three balls of Caron Cakes. But, I’ve got time; I just need to wait until I get another cold. 😉



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9 Responses to Fluffy Meringue

  1. Amy says:

    I got a rainbow one a couple months ago and have a small start on a knitted scarf. It’s very nice to work with, and I love the fun combination of colors.

  2. Kerry says:

    Gorgeous! I love varigated or multicoloured yarns.

  3. Can you manage to wear it, if you have such a strong reaction when working with it? I do hope so as it looks truly scrumptious!

  4. Katie says:

    Those are very pretty. Love the shawl you made.

  5. Bea Lapp says:

    The shawl is gorgeous – love the colours.

  6. Joanne P says:

    Gorgeous colours. How do you cope when the wool is made into a shawl? Does it still affect you or is it just while you work with it? Do you gave to give away all your finished pieces?

  7. Heather says:

    I don’t know how or if I am going to wear it. 🙁 I didn’t think that far ahead.

    Generally speaking, I don’t give much away because I’m not really sure if anyone else wants/likes what I make.

  8. Heather says:

    I don’t know if I can wear it. I didn’t really think about that when I made it. :/ I was just so taken with the pattern and the colour of the yarn.

  9. Heather says:

    Ooo beautiful job!