A plastic-free, non-superwash color-changing yarn with the most fantastic range of colorways: That's Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle!
Zauberwolle is a 100% wool yarn - mulesing-free Merino grown in Patagonia - that's dyed and then plied to the most magical color-changing marls. It's great on its own, and fantastic paired with a neutral solid, like BC Garn Semilla Melange or De Rerum Natura Ulysse.
Technically a DK weight, this yarn is a true gauge wonder: It knits up wonderfully to Fingering-, sport- and DK-weight gauges.
Please note: Every Zauberwolle cake is unique. The cake(s) you receive might not be the exact same colors and color changes as depicted in the photos.
• 100% Wool (mulesing-free Merino, Patagonia)
• Sport- to DK-weight: 250 meters per 100 grams / 273 yards per 3.53 ounces
• Recommended needle size: 3 - 4 mm / US 2.5 - 6
• Worsted spun
• Spun out of 100% mulesing-free Merino from Patagonia
• Fiber origin: Patagonia, Argentina
• Yarn origin: Germany
We're always excited to talk yarn and knitting and answer any questions you might have!
I'd been searching for a non-superwash, 100% wool color-changing yarn for over a year when I stumbled across Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle – which fulfilled all my sustainability criteria AND came with a 20+ colorway range at that!
This yarn is nothing short of fabulous – it comes in at a 250 m / 273 yards per 100 g, so is technically a DK weight, but knits up beautifully at Fingering, sport and DK weight gauges.
It's great on its own and it shines when combined with other yarns in single colors (like De Rerum Natura's Ulysse, Holst Garn's Supersoft or BC Garn's Semilla Melange).
Zauberwolle is spun out of Patagonian Merino - mulesing-free!
Pattern Recommendations for Schoppelwolle Zauberwolle Color-Changing Yarn:
The Traveler Shawl
Andrea Mowry has by my estimation by far the highest number of patterns for color-changing yarns out there. For my top 3 favorite pattern post, I went with one that allows you to play with as many (or as few) color-changing colorways (what a word!) as you like - her The Traveler Shawl!
My first test of Schoppelwolle's Zauberwolle for the shop was Amy Christoffer's Pressed Flowers Hat, and I completely get the hype around it now! It's a super intuitive, very fun to knit (and very easy to memorize) stitch pattern that makes you want to knit just one more row, and one more row, and one more row...
I've been dreaming of making a Pressed Flowers Cardigan since I finished my hat. It has such a wearable shape – slightly cropped, boxy, with a lovely V-neck and would for sure become a wardrobe staple. (Now, can someone please give me an extra day or two per week just to knit?)
If you want to try out a color-changing yarn first, might I recommend a hat? There are a lot of really fantastic hat pattern options out there, and they knit up really, really quickly too. Plus, one can never have too many hats, right? (Especially if, like in this household of mine, they mysterically make their way onto kid's and husband's heads...)
Alicia Plummer's Bunnell Hat is a lovely stranded colorwork option that would look good in any color combination you choose!
Ohh, where do I even start? There are so many things you can knit with a color-changing yarn!
It's fabulous on its own for smaller accessories like a cowl or a ribbed hat, but also great for larger projects! If you want to explore the full range of color changes across multiple cakes of Zauberwolle, go for a sweater or a large, cozy shawl.
I personally love the look of a color-changing yarn like Zauberwolle paired with a neutral – either for mosaic knitting or stranded colorwork.
Try it out on a hat for a first taste of the "potato-chip-y" nature of color-changing yarns or go all out with one of the beautiful sweater patterns by Andrea Mowry or Amy Christoffer's infamous "Pressed Flowers" series!
Where is Schoppelwolle Zauberwolle Color-Changing Yarn grown, spun and dyed?