Schoppel Zauberball Cotton is another yarn that was hard to get a restock during COVID and came in late this year, but we are ever so glad to be reunited!
Schoppel Zauberball Cotton is a wonderfully soft, 100% cotton, self-striping sock yarn with a long colourway/gradient. It’s completely machine washable and perfect for socks, hats, tops, shawls & wraps, blankets – you name it!
- 100% Long Staple Greek Cotton
- 100g/420m (460yds)
- Fingering Weight Sock yarn
- 2mm to 3mm/US 0 to 3 needles
- Made in Germany
- Machine wash
I’m currently working on Elfe using 2 balls of Schoppel Zauberball Cotton in colour 2339 Old Rome (I took pity on it, it seems to be the runt of the litter). I took it with me on my family trip to Rome last month, but the kids and the sights kept me occupied and my knitting didn’t really manifest while I was there.
I’ve opted to knit the top in stripes to make my life easy – I only have two balls and I want 3/4 length sleeves, and matching the ombre colourway for sleeves would be challenging with the yardage limitations. If you want yours ombre you should go for it, I started mine out ombre and it was BEAUTIFUL … just be sure to get an extra ball if you’re going to make sleeves. I have also gone up a needle size in order to eke out the yarn – I liked it knit on 3.5mm/US4 needles, but I’ve gone up to 3.75mm/UD5 needles giving the fabric more give. I’ll like make the top a bit cropped and loose for summer, very casual. I also haven’t bothered with any texture at the neck and am letting it roll naturally. I cast on with a 3mm/US2.5 needle to make it a bit tighter.
This has definitely become a “Haley wings it” type of project, but I’m trying to let go of the outcome, and let go of expectations ….
Just 1 ball makes a light-as-air Ranunculus top (size XS to M – for larger sizes get 2 balls).
1 ball makes a Chal Alilailas wrap
1 ball is also enough to make a Sparkling Rose shawl