About us

Dear wool and yarn lovers,

Schwedenrot Yarns is managed by me, Rabea Saßmannshausen, and founded in 2014. My main job was as a product manager and patent officer in an eHealth IT company for more than 20 years, until I decided to go fully independent with Schwedenrot Yarns. 

Privately I love to be creative, be it in the house, in the garden or with my handicrafts. My dear grandma taught me the basics of knitting and crocheting as a child. After a few years, I picked it up again and have always continued to develop.

In 2012 I started my first dyeing experiments for my own consumption. From this arose a hobby what grew steadily and so I opened my first DaWanda store (like Etsy) in 2014. To make the entire process for my customers a little more flexible, I decided to introduce its own store system including inventory management. Then in 2020 the decision was made to go fully independent with Schwedenrot Yarns and start a small team. These plans were implemented in 2021, including a move to larger premises. 

We source our yarns from the UK and South Africa, and dye them with acid dyes. Every dyeing process is done by hand. The yarn is prepared, dyed, heated and then gently finished and bathed. Every single skein is dried with calmness, then wound and immediately packed into firm transport boxes. There the yarn remains until it is purchased. 

To ensure that your goods reach you safely and quickly, we ship orders by DHL parcel. We try to use as little plastic as possible, so shipping takes place in boxes with paper tape. 

On these pages you will find the color explosions we create on your favorite yarn. The love of yarn connects us to each of you and we wish everyone a cozy time out with their knitting needles and the right yarn for your projects.

You can also find Schwedenrot Yarns on Ravelry to link up your projects. https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/brands/schwedenrot-yarns

You can also follow our latest activities on Instagram. Be up to date: @schwedenrot_yarns

All the best,

Rabea