Opal Viridian Schafpate 12 Wanderlust 4 Ply Sock Yarn, 100g Balls | Various Shades

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Opal Viridian Schafpate 12, 4 Ply Sock Knitting Yarn in 100g Balls and a Great Range of Various Self Patterning Shades

Brand new array of colourways to show off this amazing yarn from Opal! Schafpate is a rare breed of German Sheep bred and reared in Germany in the Alpine regions. 

The result is a very soft, strong wool perfect for socks! Viridian has teamed up with Opal to re-create some of the favourite colourways of ranges gone by so you can pick up the old timers once again! (handy if you have lost one!)

Gauge measured by 4" x 4" / 10cm x 10cm swatch

Colours may vary from those shown.


Needle size : 2½ mm / 12 UK / - US
Tension : 30 stitches / 42 rows
Length : 425 m / 464 yrds per 100g ball
Fibres : 75% Wool / 25% Polyamide 
Care Guidance : Permanent press / wrinkle resistant cool machine wash at 40°CDo not ironDo not tumble dryDo not bleachDry cleanable in all solvents


Yarn Name:
Schafpate 12
Yarn Weight:
4 Ply
Yarn Type:
Sock Yarn
75% Superwash Virgin Wool / 25% Polyamide
Yarn Fibre:
Yarn Fibre:
Needle Size:
2½ mm / 12 UK / - US
30 stitches / 42 rows
Ball Size:
Care Guidance:
Permanent press / wrinkle resistant cool machine wash at 40°C, Do not iron, Do not tumble dry, Do not bleach, Dry cleanable in all solvents

Product Reviews

  • 5

    Opal is my favourite brand

    Jane M. on 7th Mar 2024

    Opal is my favourite brand of sock yarn. It never fails to please, and is always as it looks in the pic on the ball band - unlike one or two other brands! Lovely to knit with too, and if I knit my size (6-7) ankle socks with contrast cuffs, toes & heels, I can get 2 pairs out of a 100g ball, usually with both pairs pattern-matched. OK, it's not cheap, but you do get your money's worth.