The Whirligig Hat by Jo Harris in BelangorTM French Angora is a versatile accessory that can be styled several different ways. The whirligig stitch pattern combined with the Angora yarn creates a beautiful effect. This hat is knit seamlessly in the round.
About the designer: Jo Harris lives in the knitting mecca of Madison, WI with her husband and parakeet. In addition to designing knitting patterns and teaching knitting classes, Jo also canes chairs. As an active member of the Madison Knitter's Guild, she has an almost constant opportunity to discuss anything knitting related.
16 sts = 4" (10 cm) in garter st
99 yards of Worsted weight
|Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized|
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.