Schoppel Wolle yarns are like magic yarn to me – I see them in a shop and I stare for ages and beautiful images appear in my mind of the things I can create. The German-made yarn is on the expensive side here in Australia but I love the striped beanie I made last year and I decided to let myself free on a few projects with their magical yarns.
First I took on a crochet diagonal stripe scarf with Crazy Zauberball (4 ply, 75% wool 25% nylon) in the Herbstsonne colourway. It’s a mighty 183cm (6 foot) long with blue, orange and red stripes. I used a 3mm crochet hook and 1.6 balls of yarn.
A few months ago I started crocheting again for the first time since childhood. I’ve been trying out a few crochet hats and some have worked out better than others. Here’s one of the more successful experiments.
As I’ve been looking at crochet patterns, I’ve marvelled at multi-coloured yarns that have long lengths of colour with gradual changes. When I went to Morris & Sons to look at their sale items last weekend, I ended up browsing everything in the store and found Schoppel Wolle’s Reggae Ombre (100% virgin wool merino, 100m, 50g) and realised it might give me the blended stripes I was after. I bought a few balls and then had to figure out how I was going to crochet them in to a hat! Continue reading