Zauberballs are the everlasting gobstopper of yarns—a completely delicious banquet of slow-shifting, unpredictable color. This is the stuff of amazing socks that rhyme without matching.
Specs & Details
2 -3 mm
We have never in our lives bought only one Zauberball. Just saying. We adore Zauberballs.
There is no end of fun to be had with this miraculous, crazy yarn.
We will knit a garter stitch scarf just to see what happens when a Zauberball unwinds. A pair of plain socks becomes the most interesting experience you’ll have all week. Toss in one of Wendy Bernard’s pattern stitches in Field Guide No. 11: Wanderlust, and things get even more zesty.
At one point, Ann disassembled a Zauberball to try to figure out where exactly the color shifts occur, and how many distinct shades appear in one Zauberball. She ended up with a dozen loops of color, but never could put her finger on where a change happens. That’s because Zauberballs are among the slowest color shifts in the yarn world, making for socks that rhyme but don’t match, mittens that are cousins but not siblings, a scarf that can’t exactly be called one color.
We have selected shades that we feel are the most sublime of all Zauberball shades. You can go tasteful and calm with Shadows, Monochrome, Enchanted Forest, Petal or Stonewashed. You can go warm and friendly with Aldebaran, Toasted Almond, Smoking Area and Rare Earth. And—the Zauberballiest of all—you can let it rip with Tonspur, Snickelway, and Tropical Fish.
We promise you will enjoy the ride with this beloved, fabled yarn.