What To Do with Caron X Pantone Yarn?

Caron X Pantone Yarn
Caron X Pantone Yarn
Caron X Pantone Yarn

Caron x Pantone Yarn

Introducing Caron x Pantone, a new exclusive yarn to Michaels in person and through Yarnspirations.com. This is pronounced as Caron (AND) Pantone. The x in the name is branding from Pantone when there is an affiliate relationship in place.

Caron x Pantone is unlike any yarn we have seen produced at Yarnspirations. From presentation of the links to create 1 braid, to the mixture of ingredients that forms this luxurious priced at an everyday price.

The Purpose of the Relationship between Caron and Pantone

Pantone is about seeking best colour trending options. Over 10 million designers globally access the information from Pantone for the best shade mixes. In fact, it takes 2 days in a conference to decide the colour of the year. Colour is a big deal as it can make or break a visual image through presentation.

For example, if you paint your living room Barbie Pink verses Neutral Colours, your friends will react a certain way when they see it. They will either love it, be on the fence or hate it. Colour is everything.

Each ball has an inspiration on the picture that is dictating the colours in the braid. In fact, it’s giving you the exact same Pantone colour that goes with it. It’s about precision from expert colour designers. You may not realize how much Pantone is part of our lives.

Caron x Pantone: Fair Isle Crochet Cowl
Caron x Pantone: Fair Isle Crochet Cowl


Most of the braids are precision colour mixes. Some of the more popular colours are solid braids so you can go further with the solids and add in other braids as options.

By switching around the colours, you can have what seems like endless possibilities on what a project can look like. It’s pretty neat.

Each colour inside a braid is called a LINK.

Colour Play Tool

New to Yarnspirations is the Caron x Pantone Color Play Tool. A new tool for Caron x Pantone Patterns where you can change the colour of the project with the tool by switching out braids. You can also switch the colour orders and get a new written pattern for the changes you make. It’s completely customizable for your desires.

Yarn Content

This yarn is a mix of Merino Wool, Nylon and Acrylic. As many know, Merino Wool is one of the high levels of quality for wool. It provides the shine, softness and stitch definition inside this product. Nylon has been added to this product to provide durability and extra strength. This means, the product will be very long lasting and resistant to general wear and tear. You cannot break the yarn with your hands as it’s so strong. The mix of acrylic adds for volume and brings down the price to the everyday value priced.

  • Content: 60% Acrylic, 20% Nylon, 20% Merino Wool
  • Ball Size: 100g/3.5 oz, 116 meters / 127 yards
  • Care: Machine wash and dry
  • Gauge: 5 Bulky
  • Knitting Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows with a 6 mm knitting needle
  • Crochet Gauge: 12 sc and 14 rows with a 6 mm crochet hook

Recommended for: knit & crochet garments

  • 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 15 sts and 20 rows with a 6 mm knitting needle
  •  4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) 12 sc and 14 rows with a 6 mm crochet hook
  • Recommended Knitting Needle: 6 mm
  • Recommended Crochet Hook: 6 mm



  1. Laurine

    There is 127 yards per color and five colors per braid so there is 635 yards in a braid. It is sold exclusively at Michael’s. I just got some on sale buy two get one free and used a 20% off entire purchase coupon so fairly good deal. I’m designing an item for my Dd with it so it worked out well for me….yarnspirations has a few patterns on their web site for it but nothing that my daughter was interested in. She wanted something more boho.

    • Kat

      It’s a total is 127 yards. Breaks down to approx 23.3 a color.

    • Tai

      I ddint set any ideas on what to do with the yard, but anyway, Do you happen to know why they are now being put on clearance at Michael’s, I purchased a couple for 50% off on clearance.

  2. Breanna Dreyer

    “Ball Size: 100g/3.5 oz, 116 meters / 127 yards”

    Is the whole braid the “ball size” of 127yards; or is each individual link 127yards.

  3. Melissa mccrary

    You didn’t give any ideas on what to do with the yarn like the title suggests.

    • AdeDoyin Adebiyi

      Precisely 🙁

  4. Laurine

    Oh, I thought you all were going to show suggestions or patters of what to do with the yarn. But this was lovely. Ok well I’m going to write something up for my daughter. She is IN LOVE with the braid of Provincial Lilac. Say she wants something comfy and cozy but colorful and fun….I’ll get right on that. If anyone is interested let me know and I can post a picture of whatever I design.

  5. Amy

    I agree with the other poster that there really wasn’t much in the way of ideas for using this yarn. Also, I’d suggest letting us know where to buy this yarn.

  6. Frances martinez

    Ito very pretty but at $7.99 a skein and only about 170yards total, to make a cardigan or any garment realy you be spending at least, in my size , 200.00 for one garment. No thank you. Think I can purchase much cheaper yarn and match myself. Not to mention the yarn splits real bad…

    • Danni

      Actually it’s only 127 yards for the whole hank. Not a lot. I am having trouble finding something do make with just one hank since I wanted to try it. It splits really bad like you said. It is soft and pretty but I think I’ll return the others I bought.

      • Shaylynn

        Actually there is 127 yards per color.

      • Kat

        127 TOTaL. 23.3 per color.

  7. Angie Horn

    The title says “What To Do With Caron X Pantone,” but the article is just an a lengthy description. Unless I missed a few paragraphs, I see no suggestions or ideas to merit the title.

    • Lorretta

      At the top of the article, click on the link Get Pattern link to see the various projects.

      • Paula1116

        Those aren’t the patterns pictured on each pack. I am very disappointed.

      • Paula

        The link itself did not lead to the patterns pictured on the wrappers. I have since located them by going to the main site and searching through the patterns.

  8. Lynne Stauffer

    It was very inspiring to see all the color combos as if painting with paint instead of yarn. For someone who regularly texts color combo questions to her family, asking “does this go with this?” Your article is wonderful! Thanks

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