In this article we want to answer the question as briefly as possible: What is Bobbel Wolle? But the answer to this question is not that simple, because in fact Bobbel Wolle is a term that is not in Duden and is more colloquial for gradient yarns and established hand-drawn yarns.

So Bobbel wool is gradient yarn?

Yes and no. Bobbel wool is not only used today as an expression for color gradient yarns, but above all for hand-drawn yarns that have been wound with a so-called winder (also known as a hand winder).

In the so-called winding process, several threads are entangled side by side to form a plied yarn. Whether this has a color gradient, like our gradient yarns , or whether it is single-colored bobbles , doesn't really matter. In this picture you can see a stretched bobble on a wool winder:

Aufgespannter Bobbel auf einem Wollwickler

The cylindrical shape that is created around the winder due to the winding technique is typical of Bobbel. For example our Bobbel berry basket:

For comparison, here is a single-colored bobble to make the difference clear:

We hope we were able to answer the question of what bobbel wool is and why not only gradient yarns are called bobbel wool with this short explanation.

If you are interested in Bobbel wool, then take a look at our online shop for Bobbel wool and have a look around. We have many great patterns and creations made from Bobbel wool in our range and we manufacture each yarn especially for you according to your order.