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!


Please note that some of the items listed will be arriving at the shop this week - we will ship your order as soon as it arrives!

  • 10g Minis, 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns 10g Mini Balls


    A varied assortment of 10g mini balls - full of the creative spirit that we love from Opal! Available for purchase as a set of 28, or a random ball at your request. This is the same classic 4-ply superwash wool blend that Opal uses for most of its lines, in a smaller package great for crafting, rounding out leftovers, and scrappy/striping projects.

    If selecting the Random ball option, you are welcome to include in the note section at checkout your general colour preference, and we will do our best to accomodate you. 


    Per Ball;

    10g, 0.35oz

    46yds / 42m

    75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon


  • Adventure 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Adventure 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

  • 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

  • Fairytale 4 Ply

    Opal Yarns Fairytale 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

  • 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