Yarn Profile: Cancun
This is not a hug me/squeeze me yarn. The core is moderately hard and scratchy, but for a scarf or other accessory, where you want truly unusual color and texture, it's great.
With one skein and size 11 (US) needles, I made a simple but lovely garter-stitch summer scarf.
The strong core makes it easy to track your stitches and retrieve lost ones. Although not as easy as a plain yarn, Cancun is a heck of a lot easier than Fluff.
Blocking / Washing
Do take the time to block your Cancun garments, because the yarn has no bounce or elasticity of its own.
A word of advice: The yarn's core is actually composed of many smaller strands that will quickly unravel with wear. To prevent this, tie knots at any loose ends.
Cancun and Fluff are great yarns to stock for last-minute gifts. Unlike Fluff, Cancun provides a well defined, airy but textured look that is entirely appropriate for summer. And, at $11 per skein, it may be the cheapest Italian scarf on the market.Add your comments
If your LYS doesn't carry Cancun, you can simply click on the link to your right and go to Halcyon Yarn's online store. They carry it, and that's where I got the skein for this review! -Clara
Tahki S. Charles
20 sts/ 24 rows per 10 cm square
Average retail price
$11.99 / skein
Where to Buy Online
Weight/Yardage per Skein
50 g. / 93 yards
Country of Origin
Manufacturer's suggested wash method
Hand-wash cold water, dry flat, low iron if needed, do not dry clean