Have you heard the news? Hobby Lobby Sugarwheel yarn cakes are the NEW yarn cake to rival Caron Cakes, Sweet Rolls, Bernat Pop! and Mandala. I got my hot little hands on a few and I’m ready to dish.
Hobby Lobby Sugarwheel Yarn Cakes
Ever since Caron Cakes were introduced at Michaels, yarn cakes have been all the rage. We’ve got Premier Yarn’s Sweet Rolls at Joann’s, Lion Brand’s Mandala at Walmart and Bernat Pop! yarn cakes, also available at Walmart. But did you know that Hobby Lobby has a new yarn cake too?! I. Am. In. Love.
These colors are amazing! The Sugarwheel yarn cakes are large and in charge, friend. Seriously they are beautiful and less expensive (regular price) than Caron Cakes. I’ll be hitting my Hobby Lobby up a lot more frequently. Is that even possible?
And now they have them listed ONLINE as well! Woot!
Hobby Lobby’s Sugarwheel yarn cakes are hitting the stores spring/summer 2017 and they are now online as well. In fact, when I stopped by my Hobby Lobby they weren’t even out yet (but they sure did bring out a box from the back for me to
roll around in pilfer through!) Check out this photo:
These new Sugarwheel yarn cakes from Hobby Lobby are simply gorgeous. They are a whopping 355 yards (almost the size of a Caron Cake!), they are a size 4 (worsted weight) yarn and come in a variety of colors. The yarn calls for an I/9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook and they are 7 oz of pure (100%) acrylic loveliness.
Sugarwheel Yarn Cake Review
Before I wrote this Sugarwheel yarn cake review I wanted to make sure I had personally worked with the yarn; I wanted it to run through my fingers, I wanted to make sure I had woven in those ends and that I had a finished project to show how it worked up. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, my newest Triangle Scarf with Fringe:
I used Cherry be Merry colorway to create this scarf. Note that the pattern calls for one Caron Cake, and since the Sugarwheel yarn cakes are slightly shorter than the Caron Cakes the scarf is also slightly smaller.
So now for my opinion…
Hobby Lobby has hit it out of the park, folks. While the full display is not up at my store yet, I was able to snag three different Sugarwheels and I will definitely be buying more. With a regular price of $6.99 per yarn cake, we pay just $4.19 after using their 40% off coupon! Of course we can get them online also.
I did find that the yarn is a bit more dense than I was expecting. That is not a bad thing, just an observation. Note that while Caron Cakes are 28 yards longer, the Caron Cakes are only .1 oz heavier, hense the more dense feel of these Sugarwheels. I also found that there are random bursts of color similar to Bernat Pop! yarn cakes, but again – not that that’s a horrible thing. I’ll still give them my money. 😛
Once worked up the finished object wasn’t quite as soft as I was expecting. For some reason my brain said these would be as soft as their I Love This Yarn! brand, but not quite. Then again, I haven’t had the chance to run it through the wash yet and I’m sure that will soften the yarn up quite a bit.
The yarn color changes were quite abrupt. They did, however have some cakes that were more of an ombre effect (like the blue pictured), so they have something for everyone! Will you be buying the new Sugarwheel yarn cakes from Hobby Lobby? I know I’ll have a hard time not buying one each and every time I hit them up! I just LOVE these new cakes!
Want to see a video of me holding and talking about them? Head over to the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook!
More yarn reviews and crochet tips:
The Difference in Bernat Pop! Yarn Cakes, Caron Cakes, Mandala and Sweet Rolls
Caron Cakes vs Sweet Rolls: An Independent (and 100% Honest) Review
How to Create Planned Yarn Color Transitions in Crochet
How to Change Colors in Crochet
Understanding Crochet Gauge and How to Measure It
5 Tips for Changing Colors in Corner to Corner Crochet (C2C)
How to Keep Straight Edges in Crochet