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Rohrspatz & Wollmeise sock yarn

Rohrspatz & Wollmeise

It's difficult to express how much I love the color of the Rohrspatz & Wollmeise yarn that Marjan sent me for our sock yarn swap. I made a vague request for "reds" and she sent me this gorgeous "Brombeere" (which I think translates to "blackberry"). I've swatched for my socks with the yarn and tried a garter rib before deciding that I'd be happiest with a plain stockinette sock so that I could really enjoy these colors.

There's a great Wollmeise Blog where I found stockings -- presumably knit with the Wollmeise yarn. Those stockings are inspiring! Thanks, Marjan, for a great swap. As of today, I have no socks in progress so it's a perfect day to cast on.

I managed to complete a stripe sequence for the Santa Fe Ruana yesterday:

SF Ruana Stripe Sequence

The ruana is knit with two panels and joined with a mitered panel in the back; the vertically-striped panels are the "colorful" portion of the ruana and while I'm not too sure yet about the yellow I chose, I'm happy enough with it to see the possibilities. I really enjoy knitting with Manos and am enjoying the dark red and forest green.


I like the yellow. It goes well with the yellow in your varigated yarn. I had doubts about the gold in my ruana, but it's working out OK. The more I knit with it, the more I like it.

Oh that rich red yarn looks delicious! What a wonderful color - I'm suffering some yarn-envy here.....

That is incredible yarn...and, I love your site!

I love that sock yarn. How yummy! I can't wait to see it in person!

I like the yellow in your Ruana. I think it makes the other colors sing a little more. And the red and green are among my favorite colors - so beautiful. It is going to look great!

The yarn is so RICH.

Thanks for your kind comment on my scrapbook page. Love the colours in that yarn BTW!

That colorway is a feast for the eyes! I bet it's enjoyable to knit...you can't wait to see how the colors are going to knit up with each row.

Oh, that "blackberry" yarn is just such a lovely, intense color! And "mmmmm" on the Manos for your ruana.