Opal Wool

"The world of Opal is colourful and unique!"

Opal are well-known all over the world for their distinctive printed sock and sweater yarns and are a strong favourite among knitters looking for colourful and unique yarns for accessories and garments. They currently make multicolour print, stripes, confetti and flame effect yarns but are always on the hunt for new and exciting ideas in colour.

As a small, family run business with over 30 years of experience based in Hechingen, Germany, they are proud to be the initiators of this particular abstract style of printed yarns having brought their collection inspired by the themes of the late artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser to fruition in 2006. 

Opal’s most popular base is 75% wool 25% nylon – a superb blend suitable for creating hard-wearing knitwear, especially socks. They also offer other compositions with polypropylene, cotton, silk or bamboo.

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A responsible outlook.

Opal work hard to be responsible and provide sustainable yarn production of the highest quality. The entire production process (printing, washing, steaming and balling) including sales and marketing is based in one location in Germany, therefore minimising their carbon footprint and meaning they are able work flexibly, act quickly and maintain their high standards to deliver fantastic products to you, their creative customers!