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8 Caron Cakes Patterns

Looking for Caron Cakes patterns? Knit up any one of these eight beauties!

Updated November 20, 2018
Caron Cakes Patterns

If you've been knitting for a couple of years now, you probably remember when Caron Cakes yarn took the world by storm. A Michaels exclusive, this yarn promised self-striping projects in unique color schemes with delicious names, like "Berries and Cream" or "Pistachio Fudge." Many crocheters knew exactly what they wanted to do with these unique cakes of yarn, since they worked up beautifully into granny square afghans, but a lot of knitters were left scratching their heads. What's the most elegant way to use this kind of yarn?

The truth is, obviously, that there are no hard-and-fast rules in the world of knitting and you can use your beautiful yarn in any way you want to make any thing you want! That said, if you're a little stuck and in need of some inspiration, or you much prefer to knit a pattern by-the-books because you like to know exactly how it will turn out in the end, never fear. We have eight lovely patterns that use one or more typical skeins of your favorite worsted weight Caron Cakes yarn below that you are bound to love.

Stack it Up Knit Blanket Pattern

Blankets using Caron Cakes yarn aren't just for crocheters! That's right, this yarn translates into knit blankets just as beautifully, and some would even prefer this kind of look to the more lacy, open-weave of a granny square blanket. This project is a bit bigger, so you should only take it on if you have (or don't mind buying) six skeins of Caron Cakes yarn.

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Stack it Up Knit Blanket Pattern

The Easiest Shawl

If you'd like to go in a less standard direction, a cozy worsted-weight shawl for the winter is always an option. Since Caron Cakes is self-striping, you'll find yourself with thicker stripes near the collar of this triangle shawl, and thinner stripes where it widens out at the base. The best part is that this super-easy shawl takes just 1 skein of Caron Cakes yarn in the colorway Gelato (but would look excellent in any of the other options).

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The Easiest Shawl

Glacier Sunrise Knit Hat Pattern

Another easy way to use up a single skein of this yarn is with a knit hat! This hat is perfect for beginners, since it's knit-flat and there's no need yet to learn to knit in the round. This is another one of those versatile patterns for Caron Cakes yarn that would look lovely in any given colorway.

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Glacier Sunrise Knit Hat Pattern

Kids Tank Knitting Pattern

An easy way to knit a striped top is with self-striping yarn! If you've got a few skeins (namely 2 skeins of Caron Cotton Cakes) of yarn in a color that you know would look adorable on your little one, this pattern is a quick, easy, and fun way to make him or her a new top for the warmer months. Knit almost entirely in stockinette stitch with no difficult frills, you'll find this project just flies by.

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Kids Tank Knitting Pattern

Winter Wildflower Knit Shawl Pattern

If you loved the idea of knitting a shawl, but have more than one skein of Caron Cakes yarn to work with, the Winter Wildflower Knit Shawl Pattern is an excellent option. This bigger, cozier shawl uses two cakes of yarn rather than one, and, as a result, will be a longer project. However, since this shawl is more rectangular in design, you'll also find that the stripes are more even throughout, so if that is your preference, this is the shawl pattern for you.

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Winter Wildflower Knit Shawl Pattern

Amethyst Garter Stitch Scarf

There is no better beginner project than a garter stitch scarf. Perhaps you're a brand-new knitter who picked up a ball of Caron Cakes yarn at your trip to Michaels because you thought it looked cute and wanted to use it to learn to knit, but you can't really do anything more complicated than entry-level knitting. You absolutely can learn how to knit something beautiful on your new yarn, and we recommend starting with this stupidly-easy scarf pattern.

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Amethyst Garter Stitch Scarf

Cinnamon Swirl Knit Cowl Pattern

On the other hand, maybe you've been around the block a few times and you're ready to try something a little more advanced and learn to knit in the round. A great pattern to knit on circular needles with is a cowl, since you don't have to worry about the decreases of a hat or all of the different pieces of a sweater. This project will take a mere two cakes of yarn, and is a great way to additionally learn how to knit 1 below.

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Cinnamon Swirl Knit Cowl Pattern

Blossoming Poppies Entrelac Cowl

If you're yawning at all of the other patterns on this list, the Blossoming Poppies Entrelac Cowl is for you. This pattern is for advanced knitters only, and preferably those who have had some experience with entrelac or understand the basic idea. It only takes one ball of yarn and displays the striping nature of Caron Cakes yarn in a truly unique fashion.

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Blossoming Poppies Entrelac Cowl

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