Hey Guys! Welcome to my very first review! I hope to post more reviews as time goes on but we’ll just see how this one goes first HA!
The heading is pretty self explanatory but just incase you missed it this review is on Lincraft’s new Summer Cakes range. Lets hop to it…
When I first laid eyes on these bad boys I instantly loved the colours and the feel! They are quite soft to touch, even before washing, so I imagine they will only get softer after washing. Below are the colours I have, but there are an additional three colours available (Aperol, Sherbert Twist and Lazy Sunday).
The Lincraft Summer Cakes are an 8 ply acrylic (55%) cotton (45%) blend.
Each ball is 150 grams with approximately 290 metres meterage.
Recommended needle size is 4.00mm (G)
Tension on packaging says a 10cm x 10cm square should be made up of 22 stitches by 30 rows. I found this was not the case for me, but this will vary from person to person depending on your tension. My swatches measured 12.5 x 12.5 cm and were made up of 22 stitches by 25 rows of single crochet.
Working with Lincraft Summer Cakes:
I found these cakes quite pleasant to work with. I used a Clover 4mm (G) aluminium hook, and it was super smooth! What’s even better is there was NO SQUEAKING! Hallelujah! (that noise drives me crazy! HA!). It also doesn’t split which is fabulous!
The colour changes are quite frequent (approximately every 2 inches), so not ideal if you’re going for an ombre look. However, they are quite subtle changes and fade into one another quite nicely.
While making my swatches I only came across one join, and it wasn’t a knot! (Can I get another hallelujah!?). No cutting and rejoining required! I simply tidied it up with my scissors and continued working as normal.
As mentioned above my swatches are made up of 22 stitches across by 30 rows of single crochet, and measure 12.5cm x 12.5cm. They are nice and soft and not stiff, which is always a plus!
This yarn is a great all rounder. It would be perfect for both clothing and blankets as it has a nice soft finish and doesn’t irritate the skin.
Thankyou for taking to time to read my review. I hope you found it helpful. If you have any questions please leave a comment in the box below and I will do my very best to answer.
Happy crocheting! (or knitting)