Schoppel Wolle Zauberball Crazy

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  • Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Wool/25% Polyamide
  • Weight: Sock
  • Gauge: 7.5 sts = 1" on US 0-2
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/460yd

Zauberball has been kicked up a notch, as two strands of the main ply have been dyed individually and then twisted together for a crazy combination in Zauberball Crazy! The end result is a self-striping multi-colored pattern, with a bold variegated design!  Made in Germany.

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23.95Zauberball Crazy
 
4.7

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (41)
  • Nice texture (38)
  • Soft (32)
  • Knits quickly (29)
  • Hides mistakes (23)

Cons

  • Coarse (4)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (45)
  • Socks (36)
  • Hats (18)
  • Gloves (17)
  • Sweaters (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (40), Artist (14), Parent (9), Collector (6), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (55), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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The slow repeats of colour are unpredictable, so if you are looking for symmetry in the final product DO NOT USE this yarn. If wearing 2 different socks does not phase you, you...Read complete review

The slow repeats of colour are unpredictable, so if you are looking for symmetry in the final product DO NOT USE this yarn. If wearing 2 different socks does not phase you, you will LOVE this yarn.

The yarn is great for socks, hard-wearing thanks to the nylon, but thinner than most north-american knitters are used to. I love it on 1.75mm needles (US 00).

It is not "soft" and therefore not suitable for baby items. It's great for shawls also. Check out Ravelry for what folks have done with it!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Once a Favorite, Now Unusable

I am a professional knitter. I developed a lovely scarf pattern that uses this yarn. It makes a lovely, artistic piece that's easy to sell.

My best selling scarf was...Read complete review

I am a professional knitter. I developed a lovely scarf pattern that uses this yarn. It makes a lovely, artistic piece that's easy to sell.

My best selling scarf was a one skein Crazy Zauberball pattern. It was elegantly simple, yet VERY artistic. I developed the pattern four years ago and have knit it many, many times. I did a lot of commission work using Crazy Zauberballs and this pattern--and have a coffee can full of Zauberball tags to show for it.. I'm sorry to say that I'm going to have to rework this pattern using another manufacturer's yarn. The quality has recently dropped to the point that I can't honestly sell a piece--and be assured that it will perform the way my customers and I expect.

Zauberballs now have serious quality control problems.. First, they changed the source of their wool. They are using short staple length wool from Patagonia. This is MUCH coarser than the original product (which was not the softest product, but once washed and blocked was fine). It 's hand is now similar to that of Noro--which is UNACCEPTABLE for high end art craft pieces. Secondly, the balls are of uneven weight. I have purchased balls that turned out to be 90 grams, all the way up to 110 grams. My favorite commercial pattern works for a 100 gram ball. It WILL NOT work with balls that weigh less than 96 grams. (Learned the hard way.) I can live with this problem if I have an overweight and an underweight ball in the same colorway (take from the overweight ball, splice into the underweight ball). Thirdly, the reds and blues now bleed badly. I abandoned a scarf in colorway #2231 because I was getting dye on my hands while knitting--the yarn had been over dyed. I know that if I continue, I'm going to have a huge problem properly finishing the piece, so that it won't bleed for the customer. Fourth, the transitions between colors can be too abrupt--this is a new problem--that is, since the wool came from Patagonia.. I REALLY loved Crazy Zauberballs because their transition was smooth and interesting--I could get a pixelated effect, which made for a very artistic piece.

I either have to abandon a great bread and butter design or see if I can get it to work with another manufacturer's yarn. I'm NOT happy.

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5.0

Definitely will become a go-to fingering yarn

By Fran the weaver

from Bishop, CA

About Me Artist

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Socks

    Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

    The colors are vibrant and rich. I bought this yarn for a hat that calls for sock yarn. I thought the variations in colors would make an interesting hat. I love the stitch definition, the softness of the fiber, and colors. Easy to knit with. Because of the varied colors knitting is fun and keeps me interested just to see what the next color group will become. Highly recommend this yarn.

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    1.0

    Once a Favorite, Now Unusable

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    By First came Macrame, then came Knitting

    from Somerville, MA

    About Me Artist

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    Pros

    • Artistic
    • Machine Washable

    Cons

    • Ball Can Fall Apart
    • Bleeds
    • Coarse
    • Short Staple Length Wool

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

    I am a professional knitter. I developed a lovely scarf pattern that uses this yarn. It makes a lovely, artistic piece that's easy to sell.

    My best selling scarf was a one skein Crazy Zauberball pattern. It was elegantly simple, yet VERY artistic. I developed the pattern four years ago and have knit it many, many times. I did a lot of commission work using Crazy Zauberballs and this pattern--and have a coffee can full of Zauberball tags to show for it.. I'm sorry to say that I'm going to have to rework this pattern using another manufacturer's yarn. The quality has recently dropped to the point that I can't honestly sell a piece--and be assured that it will perform the way my customers and I expect.

    Zauberballs now have serious quality control problems.. First, they changed the source of their wool. They are using short staple length wool from Patagonia. This is MUCH coarser than the original product (which was not the softest product, but once washed and blocked was fine). It 's hand is now similar to that of Noro--which is UNACCEPTABLE for high end art craft pieces. Secondly, the balls are of uneven weight. I have purchased balls that turned out to be 90 grams, all the way up to 110 grams. My favorite commercial pattern works for a 100 gram ball. It WILL NOT work with balls that weigh less than 96 grams. (Learned the hard way.) I can live with this problem if I have an overweight and an underweight ball in the same colorway (take from the overweight ball, splice into the underweight ball). Thirdly, the reds and blues now bleed badly. I abandoned a scarf in colorway #2231 because I was getting dye on my hands while knitting--the yarn had been over dyed. I know that if I continue, I'm going to have a huge problem properly finishing the piece, so that it won't bleed for the customer. Fourth, the transitions between colors can be too abrupt--this is a new problem--that is, since the wool came from Patagonia.. I REALLY loved Crazy Zauberballs because their transition was smooth and interesting--I could get a pixelated effect, which made for a very artistic piece.

    I either have to abandon a great bread and butter design or see if I can get it to work with another manufacturer's yarn. I'm NOT happy.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gorgeous yarn!

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    By Leslie Shawl Maker

    from Lawrenceville, Ga

    About Me Enthusiast, Lifetime Knitter

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    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shawls

      Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

      Making an amazing shawl, color changes are perfect.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Soft hand

      By DianeT

      from Juneau, Alaska

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

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      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

        This yarn is wonderful to knit with and I've come up with many uses, especially sweaters!

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        • No

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        5.0

        I'm Crazy for Zauberball

        By Jo

        from Coppell, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Colorways
        • Good Weight
        • Interesting Color Facets
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

          I LOVE the red,teal,brown colorway, reminds me of denim. The color changes and twisted colors are so interesting and show up well in the finished product. It easy to work with, softens up and blocks nicely.

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          5.0

          Soft and Pretty

          By mafrie

          from NC

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          Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

          A real pleasure to work with. Great quality and soft.

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          5.0

          Love this yarn!! It is beautiful!!!

          By Gsue

          from Brownstown,Mi.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Blended Colors
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

            Making a beautiful cowl!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Really soft

            By Diane T

            from Juneau, AK

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

              I have never used this yarn before but I was so impressed, I will be purchasing more! I knit a sweater with a möbius twist in the front and it is just beautiful, soft, warm. I have received many many compliments!

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              5.0

              Love the patterns this yarn makes

              By Lexorama

              from New england

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              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

                  Great for shawls!

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                  5.0

                  beautiful

                  By Annemie

                  from Ohio

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Socks
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about 23.95 Zauberball Crazy:

                    I am answering this only because you asked me before I got a chance to start knitting, so I can't comment on how I like the knitted project,en but I can hardly wait to do that, because the yarn is just lovely, so soft. Love the twist with the different colors injected, it is colorful. I have knitted 15 pairs of socks the last 18 months and this might just be my favorite yarn. Wait and see. P.S. your service is excellent in every way.

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