Zauberballs are the everlasting gobstopper of yarns—a completely delicious banquet of slow-shifting, unpredictable color.
This is the yarn of choice for Project 1 in A Year of Techniques. A single ball will get you through Jen Arnall-Culliford’s wicked clever pattern, Hyacinthus Armwarmers, an exploration of helical stripes.
But we have never in our lives bought only one Zauberball. Just saying. We adore Zauberballs.
Note: this is for the yarn only (pattern not included). You may purchase the pattern for Project 1 as part of the ebook of A Year of Techniques, which is available at Arnall-Culliford Knitwear or print edition with ebook download code available in the MDK Shop here.
Specs & Details
2 -3 mm
We offer Zauberballs here to go with Project 1 in A Year of Techniques. A single ball will get you through Jen Arnall-Culliford’s wicked clever pattern, Hyacinthus Armwarmers, an exploration of helical stripes.
We hasten to add that 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.
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 six shades that we feel are the most sublime of all Zauberball shades. You can go tasteful and calm with Shadows and Creme of Chocolate. You can go warm and friendly with Smoking Area and Rare Earth. And—the Zauberballiest of all—you can let it rip with Snickelway and Tropical Fish.
We promise you will enjoy the ride with this beloved, fabled yarn.