What’s the best hostess gift for a Cinco de Mayo party? If you’re thinking a bottle of pre-mixed Sangria, you’re close, but why not give something that your host can use again after May 5th? These colorful Mexican Hot Pads will add some pizzazz to the kitchen decor, and with a scrap of insulated batting between the two knit layers, they’re perfect for pulling a dish of piping hot enchiladas out of the oven!
What makes these Mexican Hot Pads great for colorful Cinco de Mayo decorations is their bright, saturated hues! But it can be hard to find yarn in the perfect colors for your knitting projects. Today, I asked all our readers on the CutRateCrafts Facebook page which craft supplies were the most difficult to find in local craft stores. So many readers told us that a great yarn selection was hard to come by. I have the same exact problem, even though I live in a busy suburb with several nearby craft stores. My go-to yarn for worsted weight projects is Caron Simply Soft. This yarn is soft, inexpensive, and available in an astounding variety of colors. Maybe that’s why the pattern for Mexican Hot Pads calls specifically for Caron Simply Soft. The vibrant colors of Simply Soft can’t be beat for these spicy potholders! The pattern calls for a deep Blue Mint and an intense Mango from the Simply Soft Brites line. The instructions also list red yarn, and I found that Simply Soft comes in three different colors of red: a classic Red, a richer Autumn Red, and a bright Rubine Red. With so many colors to choose from, I could be making Mexican Hot Pads for every Cinco de Mayo for the next decade!
Our Facebook readers also mentioned some other yarn shopping concerns: Readers told us they were reluctant to shop for yarn online because it’s important to feel yarns before purchasing them. I’m no stranger to the pleasure of sinking your fingers into a brand new ball of yarn with a luxurious texture. Of all the basic worsted weight yarns I’ve tried working with, Caron Simply Soft is my favorite because it always feels exactly the way it claims: simply soft. Where other acrylic yarns can feel bulky and coarse in finished projects, Simply Soft is as comfy and cuddly as ever.
Readers also told us it was difficult to find enough of one color of yarn in their LYS. So if you’re itching to make a collection of Mexican Hot Pads for all your friends, but you’re worried that you won’t get enough Blue Mint or Mango for all your projects, check out our selection of Caron Simply Soft on CutRateCrafts. You can order as many skeins as you think you will need, and you don’t have to worry about matching dye lots because Simply Soft is a no-dye-lot yarn. That means that every time you buy Rubine Red, it’s the exact same shade as every other skein of Rubine Red you’ve bought. It’s a no-stress, budget-friendly yarn with a huge spectrum of colors. You can’t go wrong with Simply Soft, whether you’re making a simple pair of hot pads or elaborate sweaters and afghans.Print This Post