When you’re shopping for a cake yarn, there are a variety of options to choose from. While they’ve all got their own flavor, we think Mandala is the sweetest, and we’ll tell you why! Once you try our cake yarn, it’s sure to become your go-to for patterns that will benefit from beautiful color gradation, softness for draping, and ultimate length-per-cake. With the addition of Mandala Baby to the Lion Brand family, we’ve got all your project plans covered, no matter who you’re knitting for!
Chances are, you’ve admired a cake or two in the yarn aisle. From Caron Cakes to Sweet Rolls, Ice Yarns to Bernat Pop!, let’s see how they wind up. If you’ve wondered how to choose the best one for your project, we’ll share some specs below!
This medium worsted (4) weight yarn comes in 30 colors, with a variety of related lines. The fiber content is 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, so those with wool sensitivity or allergy will want to cast off. You’ll get 383 yd (350m) for $7.99/cake. You’d have to go with one of the Big Cakes ($9.99/cake) to match Mandala’s yardage and you’ll be spending much more!
Sweet Rolls are another take on the popular cake. Another medium worsted (4) weight fiber, the content is 100% Acrylic. 25 color options are offered, though many reviews suggest the color changes are a bit too dramatic. They’re the shortest of the cakes, measuring just 245 yd.
Each cake has five shades, and the fiber is 100% acrylic. The cakes are fairly small, each one offering 280 yds (256m) of crafting. Some reviews mention ‘spotting’; occasional blips of one color in the middle of another, which can cause blotches in a project.
Our cake yarn, Mandala, comes in 24 spell-binding colors. With 590 yds (540m) per cake, you’ll be able to finish even larger projects with just one! At $7.99/cake, we hope to make your most ambitious self-striping projects affordable. This fiber is 100% Acrylic, so it’s safe for sensitive skin. Mandala is also exceptional in that the weight is lighter than the other cakes (3), so garments will have a fabulous drape.
The latest addition to the Mandala Family is Mandala Baby! This version of our cake yarn comes in 12 fun, bright colors to engage the youngest wearers. With the same yardage as our regular Mandala, you could make a matching hat / scarf / mittens set, and have some leftover! Also being 100% Acrylic, it can be machine-washed and dried, perfect for easy care baby and childrens’ projects that will see more use & wear.
If you haven’t had the chance to try Mandala yet, we hope you’ll pick up a cake (or two!) soon. We’d love for you to experience the softness and unique colors for yourself! Let us know your favorite project you’ve cast on, or the next pattern you have planned.