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 Bobbel wool is a term that is not in the dictionary and is more colloquial for gradient yarns and established hand-plied yarns.

So Bobbel wool is gradient yarn?

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

During so-called winding, several threads are tangled next to each other to form a plied yarn. Whether this has a color gradient, like our color gradient yarns, or whether it is unicolored bobbles , doesn't really matter. In this picture you can see a bobbin stretched out on a yarn winder:

Aufgespannter Bobbel auf einem Wollwickler

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

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

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

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