Yarn cakes have become quite the craze! It seems almost everywhere you look a new one is showing up on the market. My personal favorite of the ones available in my area is the Lion Brand Mandala yarn. When it appeared it was practically a unicorn, and not just because of its wonderful fantasy themed names or amazing color combos. Lion brand rolled out a south east regional release in only a handful of Walmart stores, which created quite a demand! Stores were selling out as soon as they hit the shelves, and people were using tracking pages on Lion Brand website to locate the stores nearest them in hopes of finding one if they were one of the lucky few that lived in a region of availability. Talk about creating a fiber frenzy!
Recently people have been finding these beauties on their shelves in other areas as they have expanded the availability, So most likely it wont be too much longer if you are in the US before you can find some on shelves near you. However it is still selling out quick with the website itself out of stock with an ETA of January 2018!!
I used the same cake in colorway Wizard to create both these Ring Around the Rosie vests (darling pattern pattern by The Lavendar Chair and can be found for free here!) Working up this yarn created 2 totally different looks!
The rainbow ripple blanket found here was created using a single cake of Valkyrie and worked up just stunning! You can really see the way this yarn transitions in a project such as this, smoother more gradual color shifts overall when compared to some of the more abrupt color swaps you may have seen in some of the other cakes! This yarn is also SUPER soft once you start working with it. While in the unused cakes it is soft, but once given a chance to bloom a bit and breathe I was amazed how squishy it became. Then again there is almost 600 yards of this yummy yarn in each 6 inch cake.
This yarn has definitely made it on my list of yarns I will continue to use when I am looking for long color changes!
***Flash Giveaway #3***
Want a chance to snag a cake of your very own in the bright and beautiful phoenix colorway and get your hands on this scrumptious colorful yarn? Enter in the form below for your chance to win before 8pm EST on Wednesday August 9th! Winner will be chosen at Random, announced via Email and on my Facebook page shortly after entries close. Make sure to check back! Prize must be claimed in 48 hours or a new name will be drawn 😀
a Rafflecopter giveaway
A winner will be chosen at random to receive 1 Lion Brand Mandala cake in Phoenix colorway as shown. Yarn cake is 150g of weight 3 (light worsted/dk ) 100% Acrylic and 590 yards.Winner must provide valid mailing address within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn. Prize will be mailed out within 48 hours of receiving address. US domestic First Class shipping is included.
Giveaway is open to everyone, however shipping charges may occur if winner is outside of the US. Package will be sent from US zip code 33716 and weigh approx 8 oz.
Good luck to all!