Sometimes it’s my customers that introduce me to gorgeous yarns.
That is certainly the case with Comfort Wolle – Gala yarn. I brought it in as a special order and took a chance to bring in all 6 colourways. When it arrived, I was delighted with it.
This “degrade” (a continuous finely knitted tube of yarn) is gloriously soft despite being 80% wool and 20% nylon. At first glance it looks like roving. The skeins are 200g with an exceptional 500m of length! It’s available in six lovely ombre colourways and the manufacturer offers a number of free patterns to go along with it.
The label suggests using 5 mm to 6 mm needles. I made a shawl with it and chose to use 8 mm needles as I wanted to be certain that the lace would show through the fluffiness. It feels like a cloud. Did I say it was soft? Yeah! I can hardly wait to snuggle into it when I watch TV at night. It’s so cozy!
The colour gradient is subtle, yet dramatic at the same time. It’s nice and thick and knits up fast. The 200g ball is large enough that you can make a decent sized project with just one of them. It was easy to work with; my needles found their path through the yarn loops effortlessly. As with most quality yarns with high wool content, it is recommended to wash Gala gently in cool water and lay it flat to dry.
The verdict: I love it!