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Your experience with Shoppel Wolle Crazy Zauberball
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Jan 19, 2019 20:09:19   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I've looked at it a few times, the only thing that stopped me buying any was the shipping cost....such beautiful colours, such a shame the colours run
 
Jan 19, 2019 21:42:01   #
PhoneGal
 
I am SO glad you posted about this yarn. I have been interested in it lately & especially a colorway Flying Saucer, which makes an outstanding color pattern on socks. I think I have some in one of my online "shopping carts" as a matter of fact. Appreciate these yarn experiences from you KPers- they are really helpful. I wonder if the yarn people ever read these for "consumer experience".
Jan 19, 2019 22:12:40   #
grammyto9
 
I purchased some from knittingsquirrel.com previously so I just checked her website and 2- 100 gram skeins and postage to USA is slightly less than $30 USD
I received mine rather quickly when I ordered sometime in 2018
Jan 19, 2019 22:48:52   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
Did you use lace tip needles(pointed) or regular needles(somewhat blunt)? Not all needles play nicely with all yarns and this includes needle tips.
Jan 20, 2019 17:21:43   #
Lillyhooch
 
Irene1 wrote:
I made two pairs of socks with this yarn, and they are my favorites to wear. I need to make some more. The dye probably came out at first, but now they goin the washer in a mesh bag and hung to dry. They get washed at least once per week, and this has been going on for years. Great yarn.


Very encouraging to hear how well this yarn wears.The amount of dye that came out was really excessive - so much that the water was completely opaque, but after a few rinses the bleeding did stop. Now dried, the colour is still very strong, so it was excess dye. The lace panels (of which you see half on each side of sock in the photo) run up the front and back of the leg - the lace pattern is from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible. Now I am looking forward to the winter so I can wear them.


Jan 20, 2019 17:23:54   #
Lillyhooch
 
Becca wrote:
Did you use lace tip needles(pointed) or regular needles(somewhat blunt)? Not all needles play nicely with all yarns and this includes needle tips.


I used Chiagoo needles - they do have a sharp tip which usually I find easier than blunt tips to prevent splitting. If others haven't had the problem, then I will need to review my knitting style.
 
Jan 20, 2019 17:25:52   #
Lillyhooch
 
laceweight wrote:
I really like Zauberball Crazy! I can see how the yarn could be split easily but have not really had problems with that. I use size 2.25 mm Addi Rockets which are sharp and smooth. The colors are lovely and it makes great socks. I have made a shawl with it and it worked well. Fortunately, not a shawl that needed stretching since the nylon content precludes that. My only problem is that I can’t see to count the rows in the marled areas when I knit socks. My daughter’s Christmas socks were “interesting” as in totally unmatched in length! For those of you who want completely matching socks in color sequence, this is not your yarn! Having knit several balls of it I know the impossibility of matching color sequences. My socks are siblings, not identical twins.
I really like Zauberball Crazy! I can see how the ... (show quote)


I know what you mean about trying to match colour, but am happy with my 'siblings'.
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