Opal Yarns

Opal Yarns


Opal is a world-renown company based in Hechingen / Germany. Their entire production (printing, washing, steaming and balling), including sales and marketing, is based in one location, and their wide array of colour lines each have a different inspiration & story. With Opal you get unique colours, patterns, and serious sock longevity!

  • Cotton Premium 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Cotton Premium 4 Ply


    Opal Cotton Premium 2020 - a collection of self patterning sock yarn in a soft, light blend of cotton, wool and polyamid (nylon) AND the perfect cool, soothing summer must-have colors! One 100 gram skein will knit up an average pair of adult socks using 2.25mm - 2.75mm needles.  Limited editions, enjoy them while you can!


    30% Cotton, 32% Nylon, 38% Superwash Wool

    30sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.00 - 3.00mm / US 0 - 2.5 needles

    1: Fingering1: Sock Blends

    445yds / 410m per 100g / 3.5oz

  • Freche Freunde 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Freche Freunde 4 Ply

    Currently on 2nd Edition, named "The Class Reunion".

    Freche Freunde loosely translates to Cheeky Friends.

    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Good Night Story 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Good Night Story (Gutenachtgeschichten) 4 Ply


    Limited edition, durable, and incredibly fun to knit - we would expect nothing less from Opal!


    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Hundertwasser 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Hundertwasser 4 Ply


    From bright to dark-colored - the wide array of patterns in these collections leave nothing to be desired. Opal has released three different Hundertwasser-inspired collections over the years, and the yarns included here are a mix from the three that we were able to find! 

    Friedrich Stowasser, better known by his pseudonym Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, was an Austrian-born New Zealand visual artist and architect who was passionate about environmental activism. Despite passing away in 2000, we like to think he would be very pleased with all of the funky, sustainable socks knitters are making, from colours inspired by his paintings!


    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Jazz 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Jazz 4 Ply


    Limited edition, durable, and incredibly fun to knit - we would expect nothing less from Opal!


    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Schafpate 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Schafpate 4 Ply


    Currently on the 12th Edition of shades, named 'Wanderlust'!

    With the purchase of the Opal Schafpate collection, you support German migrant sheep farming and promote the maintenance of the landscape of the unique Swabian Alb. The program also involves people personally sponsoring sheep in return for a yearly gift and an invitation to visit the herd in person. You can find photos from the farm on Opal's website here.

    As of August 2020, over 131,000 has been distributed to German shepherds as part of this program.


    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Rainforest 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Rainforest 4 Ply


    Currently on the 16th Edition of shades called "The Rascals" - every shade has a picture on the label of the animal who inspired the colourway.

    For more than 15 years, Opal has been making a Rainforest collection, with part of the proceeds from each collection going to a NPO called Rainforest Rescue. Since 2005 230,000 has been donated.


    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Rainforest 6 Ply

    Opal Yarns Rainforest (5th Edition) 6 Ply


    Colours inspired by animals, with proceeds going to support conservation efforts. Limited edition, durable, and incredibly fun to knit - we would expect nothing less from Opal!

    6 Ply is a thicker weight sock yarn than 4 Ply - these balls come in a larger 150g format, which many knitters find provide them with enough for two pairs of socks, depending on their tension and the sock size. Also makes incredibly cute baby sweaters!


    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    22 - 28sts = 4" / 10cm on 3.0mm - 4.00mm needles

    2 - 3: Sport/DK Weight, 2: Sock Blends

    459yds / 420m per 150g / 5.2oz ball

  • Magic Sky Sparkle 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Magic Sky 4 Ply with Silver Glitter!


    This magical lineup unites Opal's famous creative colour patterning with a sliver of silver shimmer throughout. This sock yarn is sure to catch your eye both on your needles and on your foot, as it sparkles in the light. And we thought Opal couldn't get anymore entertaining!


    71% Superwash Virgin Wool, 26% Polyamide/Nylon, 3% Polyester Sparkles

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball

  • Last of Lines 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns 4 Ply, Miscellaneous 


    The shades listed here are the last few remaining of previous season's lines. They were getting lonely in their own sections, so we've grouped them here together for your last-chance-grab!

    They're limited edition, durable, and incredibly fun to knit - we would expect nothing less from Opal!


    75% Superwash Virgin Wool, 25% Polyamide/Nylon

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    465yds / 425m per 100g / 3.5oz ball