Caron One Pound

Weight:  Medium (4)
Contents: 100% Acrylic
Skein Weight: 16 oz. / 454 g
Yardage: 812 yd. / 742 m
Knitting Gauge:
16 sts – 20 rows = 4″ (10 cm)
Crochet Gauge:
12 sc – 13 rows = 4″ (10 cm)
Suggested Knitting Needle:
5.00 mm, US – 8
Suggested Crochet Hook:
5.00 mm, US – H/8

Caron One Pound used to be my go to yarn. It was a big ball of yarn for a fair amount of money so I could buy two of them and make an afghan or blanket without a problem. That was a good thing.

I still use it today. It makes the Cable Slouchy (pictured) and I use it to make my hooded scarf because I can use one skein and get the scarf and have some left over to do another small project. There’s nothing to not love.

The softness of the yarn depends on the color and it can go from kind of soft to nicely soft. It never gets as rough as Super Saver, though. The stitch definition is always consistent with this yarn and I’ve used it on both metal and wood hooks and needles and have never had a problem with it. 

There are different versions of Caron One Pound. The solid one comes in a vast 45 colors – I have yet to see a store that carries nearly that many. There are also Caron One Pound Century that comes in solids and ombres of different colors. There are also ombres. Oddly, the ombres I’ve used are all much softer than the solids.

I don’t see any reason not to use Caron One Pound. It’s $10 – $11 depending on where you get it. But you get more than 800 yards.You would have to buy 3 balls of I Love This Yarn to get that much yardage and that would set you back nearly $15. It’s available at JoAnn – where I usually get it – and there’s always some coupon that can be used so full price doesn’t have to be an option but it’s a good deal even if you have to pay it.