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In this category you get an overview of our Bobbel wool. You can see our gradient yarns , single-colored bobbles and colorful bobbles (confetti cigars). All yarns are only made especially for you after you have placed your order. The cones for our yarns come from Bavaria and are 100% handcrafted here in our factory. 100% Made in Germany .
What is bobble wool?
Bobbel wool is a yarn that is made by hand from three or more thin threads of a conical yarn . Several thin threads of our cone yarns are twisted into one yarn. This process is called wrapping.
The production differs depending on whether you want a gradient yarn, a single-colored yarn or a confetti yarn and is differently complex.
But one thing is the same with all our bobbles, each of our yarns is made with love, care and under the highest quality standards in Bavaria.
How can I buy your Bobbel wool?
For us it is very important that you can find your way around our online shop as easily as possible and at the same time have as many options as possible.
Once you have chosen a thread, you can choose the length, the thread count (thread size) and the color of a glitter thread and add it to your shopping cart.
If you have everything you need, you can access all the products that you have saved on the right-hand side of our shop under the “Shopping cart” tab.
We offer you numerous payment options so that you are guaranteed to find the right one for you and you don't have to cancel your purchase. p>
What material are your yarns made of?
At the moment we only have one quality of Konengarn in our online shop, a wonderful yarn from TVU from Bavaria, which consists of 50% cotton and 50% polyacrylic (acrylic).
This composition is important to combine the positive properties of both yarns. Because cotton is very absorbent and offers a high level of comfort while polyacrylic is extremely hard-wearing and ensures the longevity of your knitted or crocheted works.
As with alloys or composite materials, we manage to combine the best of both worlds with this mixture.
Our gradient bobbles, also called gradient yarns or gradient yarns, are made from at least three threads of conical yarn. These threads are twisted together to produce a multi-thread yarn.
But in order to achieve the typical color gradient of our color gradient yarns, the threads have to change color after a certain distance. This is achieved by cutting the threads after a while and knotting them to a new thread of a different color.
This process is laborious manual work and also justifies the comparatively high price compared to industrial wool or other yarns that are machine-made. Because even for the smallest of our bobbles, many knots are necessary.
How are monochrome bobbles made?
Like our other bobble yarns, our single-colored bobbles are made from several threads of our tapered yarn. These are twisted together and processed into a coherent yarn.
In contrast to our color gradient yarns, however, monochrome bobbles do not have to be knotted, which makes them easier to manufacture. Nevertheless, they must be made by hand and with care.
How are colorful bobbles made?
Our colorful bobbles are a bit like a mixture of gradient yarn and single-colored bobbles. Because here several different colored cone yarns are twisted together right from the start, but without the need for knots in the yarn itself.
This means that confetti yarns or colored bobbles are easier to process than our gradient yarns. Nevertheless, they require a lot of manual work and the care that has become our trademark.
Who makes your Bobbel?
Well, we and our team from Chiemseegarn, of course. As a small family business, Chiemseegarn started winding gradient yarns in the basement in 2015. After a short time, however, our customers were so enthusiastic about us that we started to build a real small factory in the former workshop of our house.
In the meantime we are very proud to have created several jobs in the region even in the crisis year 2020 and to deliver honest products, honest craftsmanship and our well-known stunning quality all over the world with a team of young employees from the region .
Which works can you make from your Bobbel wool?
Which works you make from our yarns depends more on the thread thickness than on the actual yarn. In general, you can say that our yarns are particularly suitable for making triangular scarves, sweaters, ponchos and throws.
But gauntlets, hats, jackets and, in general, artistically designed individual items are also available. Just make sure that you do not knit any pieces that will later be exposed to dirt. This generally applies to knitting works, but especially to the mostly delicate works for which you will usually order gradient bobbles.
Examples of rather unsuitable knitwear are socks, pants and underwear.
Which Bobbel wool qualities are still in your online shop?
For the future we would of course like to offer you many more creative ideas and qualities. But this always requires large quantities of raw material and we have to be sure that the yarn qualities are really easy to knit in the end.
In 2021 we have definitely planned to include merino wool as a yarn quality in our shop. Because Merino is such an incredibly versatile yarn with such great properties that we have been looking forward to working with it for a long time.
Sooner or later we would also like to offer mixed yarns made of silk, mohair and cashmere in our online shop. If you have good ideas for yarn yourself, write us a message at email@example.com or contact us via social media. We look forward to each of your ideas.
Can you also buy your Bobbel wool in shops?
No, so far our Bobbel can only be bought in our own online shop. Of course, we would be happy if stores would also include our gradient yarns in their range, but this is not that easy for various reasons.Because in contrast to other manufacturers, we offer you handcraft to order and do not send goods in stock that you could also put in a shop
In addition, contact with you as a customer is extremely important to us. Because only in this way do we know which yarns are well received, what wishes you have and especially who you are. Because with many of our customers we write personally several times a week, exchange and discuss instructions and news, and forge collaborations and friendships.
This may not be the way other manufacturers are going, and maybe not even the most lucrative to buy as many gradient yarns as possible, but it is definitely the way that we are closest to you and that we prefer to go.