That's rhubarb to all of us that don't read German. This yarn was sent to me all the way from Germany from the Wollmeise herself. The picture here shows the sock yarn and a skein of merino wool both in the Rhabarber colorway. I thought I'd show both together so you could see how the different yarn bases take the same dye colors. The sock yarn comes out much more vibrant.
This yarn is part of an order I placed a while ago from Rohrpatz and Wollmeise. If you haven't seen Claudia's hand dyed yarn, you should have a look. The website also displays some iron work, so just click on the yarn, select english, and enjoy the color.
The merino lambswool is worsted weight and comes in a 100 gram hank and has about 200 meters. You can see it is one ply with a slight twist. It's pretty soft. and is handwash only. I have three hanks of this and I am currently trying to decide what to make.
There are about 40 different color combinations that are avaialble, plus a couple seasonal selections. You can get sample skeins of any color in the worsted weight. I ordered a whole set of the sample skeins so I could see all the colors in person for future orders. I'll share some photos of those on another day. You can see a sample skein on one of the wrapped packages of yarn to the left. The order arrived wrapped up and decorated like that - it wa slike getting a gift.
You can order the colors in light, medium, and dark intensity. I went for meduim to dark selections. She also has laceweight yarn. I didn't get any of the lace weight this time; I had to save something for later.
I can't forget the sock yarn of course. The scok yarn also comes in all the colors too. It is a superwash 100% wool. Each skein is 150 grams and about 574 yards! That is a lot of yardage. I'm really looking forward to tring it out. The color is what convinced me to give it a try. Zknitter has a beautiful skein she's ready to knit up into some fabulos socks. I think that the Wollmeise is fast becoming the new pet rock. I've heard that soon you will be able to order the sock yarn from the Loopy Ewe.
The sock yarn does have a nice twist and you can dance to it. Or at least the colors make me want to dance. I have five more colors of the sock yarn that I'll save to share another day.