Wollmeise has something of a cult following amongst sock knitters for its deep colours and extra-tight twist. Now that the euro has fallen even further than the AUD it is even affordable. In fact given one gets 150g for $30-odd it represents amazing value for money.
I was cynical, I must admit. Could anything live up to the WM hype? Well, having started and restarted this shawl half a dozen times, I can confirm that the yarn stands up to a lot of tinking. And the colour is amazing. I was actually expecting something a little more purple from the destash photo, but this skein of Petit Poison No. 5 is pure blood with lots of subtle dark reds. I’m not really a reds girl but this is very, very nice. And probably a must have for vampire freaks.