Update: Only 2 left! You have seen them in the shop. They look like something that's already knitted? What are Wollmeise Rolls???
Wollmeise Rolls were a special one-off dye run by German yarn maker Claudia Höll-Wellmann. Instead of dyeing the yarn the usual way, she had it knitted into a sock blank first and then dyed it. The end result is a gorgeous transition of colours that is quite unusual.
To use, you either unravel the sock blank and wind it into a ball, or you simply knit from the blank, unravelling as you go along - whichever you prefer!
Wollmeise Rolls is a special edition yarn. We only have very few Wollmeise Rolls left - so if you are interested, this is your last chance to get your hands on one.
If you need inspiration, check out this free Ravelry pattern by one of my favourite designers, Nicola Susen! Nicola used one 'ball' (or should I say 'roll'?) of Wollmeise Rolls for this gorgeous shawl, but the pattern is highly adaptable and can be used with a range of yarns.
Photo: ©Nicola Susen.
If you have never used Ravelry before, I strongly recommend you check it out. It is the largest knitting 'library' in the world, with information on yarns, huge numbers of patterns, knitting groups and more. We are a great fan of Ravelry, highly recommended!