Here in the Northeast, our spring is feeling a lot more like fall. And since Knitting Daily recently proclaimed that knitted cowls are "the new go-to accessory," we thought we would share Michelle Cali Mattingly's Give It to Me Straight Cowl in Galler Yarns Tweedy Pima.
We know from Michelle's previously published patterns for Galler Yarns that she loves knitting on straight needles, and this cowl is no exception.
Using a simple welt pattern - perfect for knitting beginners, or easy enough for "tv knitting" for more advanced knitters - Michelle's design creates textured, vertical lines.
In Tweedy Pima, the cowl is very soft and folds nicely. The cotton yarn makes it breathable and cool enough for knitting all year round.
Designer: Michelle Cali Mattingly
18 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
Once upon a time in 1920's Luxembourg, Joseph Galler and his brother began a business in the heart of the capitol city: "H. Galler - Bonneterie en Gros," or "H. Galler Wholesale Handknitting Yarns." ...
Once upon a time in 1920's Luxembourg, Joseph Galler and his brother began a business in the heart of the capitol city: "H. Galler - Bonneterie en Gros," or "H. Galler Wholesale Handknitting Yarns." The boys, only in their late teens, had to use their father's name, H. Galler, as they were too young to assume the business title. With hard work and determination, the brothers maintained a successful shop for almost 2 decades until the German invasion of Luxembourg in 1940 shut them down.
It took three years to navigate an escape of war-torn Europe, but in 1943, Joseph Galler, wife Renee, and children Henry and Michele, arrived in New York City. Here, Joe began a career with Fiber Yarns, a company that dyed yarns for resale to the trade. To his dismay, he learned that this company was skimming yarn off the top of every order and keeping excess yarn for resale and profit. In the middle of the holiday Christmas party, Joe addressed his boss' thievery in front of the crowd and quit on the spot. He would rather face an unknown future than accept money from a crook.
Striking out on his own, Joe began TricotLux and eventually incorporated as Joseph Galler Inc. in 1951. Importing only the finest quality yarns and selling at the lowest prices possible earned him a loyal following. His unending work ethic was halted only with his death at the age of 92 in 1993.
Galler Yarns has remained in the hands of Joseph's family, passing to Henry and now to the 3rd generation, Henry's daughter Star.
The Galler Yarns business continues to thrive today with the same ethical standards and integrity that Joe proudly and firmly instated.
Even though Joe was convinced computers were evil, we welcome you to the new generation and our website. We thank you for considering our yarns.