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Fiber Content: 50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo
Weight: Sport
Knitting Gauge: 6 sts = 1" on #3-5 needles (3.25mm-3.75mm)
Crochet Gauge: 16 - 20 sc = 4'' on E-7 hooks
Yards: 131
Grams: 50
Put Up: ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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Galileo Yarn

$4.99 50g / ball


Lush, brilliant colors inspired by the night sky and a sheen that shimmers like the stars! Galileo is our new sport weight yarn that combines the lush softness of Merino wool with the brilliant luster and strength of bamboo. This exquisite blend of luxurious fibers produces a yarn with wonderful elasticity and bounce while the bamboo adds lovely drape and a silky soft hand – a perfect fiber combination for those with sensitive skin as well as special baby projects. Also excellent for cables and textured stitches, Galileo’s fantastic sheen reflects light beautifully to display crisp stitches and sophisticated details. Whether you indulge your creativity with lightweight cardigans, elegant tops, or stunning wraps, you’ll love exploring all of Galileo’s alluring possibilities!
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5 out of 5 stars

Having never worked with bamboo fiber before, I couldn't be happier with this yarn. It is soooo soft! Urchin is darker than I thought it was going to be (I thought at first that I had been sent Nebula by mistake), but it's still beautiful. The shine and the stitch definition are beyond incredible. The shawl I made is the perfect combination of slinky silky and cozy warm. I've already ordered two more colorways. This is going on the top of my list of Knit Picks products!

5 out of 5 stars

I reviewed this last year, and wanted to add that a year later, I've made 4 different sweaters with this yarn and they are GREAT! The hand is very soft, and the fabric wears well. Love it!

5 out of 5 stars

I started two projects and frogged them, not because of the yarn, but because the project didn't speak to me. This yarn stood up to the frogging and reknitting just fine and the sweater I just started with it is working up great! I really love this yarn.

2 out of 5 stars

I love the color and texture of this yarn, but when I needed to rip out a piece I had knitted on small needles, the 'halo' was so twisted, I had to go one stitch at a time with a needle, yanking the stitches apart. The surface of my knitted piece was beginning to look matted before I finished it, so I may use the remainder of my yarn stranded with a different type yarn.

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this yarn in the color Lunar. It seems a little darker in person than the picture shows but still a very gorgeous color. This yarn is so easy to work with and very soft. I am crocheting a shawl with it and it just works up so nicely.

5 out of 5 stars

Love this yarn! So soft! Knits beautifully.....may try on my knitting machine with what I have left over from my project!

5 out of 5 stars

I just finished a shawl requested by my DD. It was pure joy to feel this yarn sliding through my fingers. What I really like tho, is that the shawl is edged with long fringe and Galileo has a tight enough twist that the fringe should last for many, many years. Thank you, Knit Picks, for this beautiful yarn. PS: Ten balls of yarn and no knots, no thin areas, no imperfections in any of them.

5 out of 5 stars

I made a garment that was not appropriate for this yarn. I unravelled it, steamed it and rewound it and just finished making a new sweater that I charted myself. This yarn is wonderful, it stood up to the unravelling and steaming and has not lost any of it's texture or sheen. A pure joy to work with and I will be buying more.

4 out of 5 stars

I love love this yarn.. although the colors are not even close to what either of my computers show... The pictures are much brighter and what I got was a lot darker then the pictures show. Still beautiful yarn

5 out of 5 stars

I purchased this to make a hand knit sweater, and decided to try it on my standard knitting machine. Wow. So soft and easy to work with! I'll be finishing the cuffs, bottom, and collar by hand and am looking forward to that as well. I will definitely be purchasing this again. I hope Knitpicks adds more colors!!

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. I made a scarf using quartz. This yarn is a pleasure to knit with. I used a pattern that had a little lace in it. The drape of the fabric is nice. It was a gift for my sister. She said that she wants another one in a different color. Pearl here I come.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. It's gorgeous and very soft. I bought two colors when it was on sale. I didn't get around to working with it until now. I started knitting a sweater using firefly. It looks so luminous and luxurious. Please add more colors.

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered this yarn to make a tank top- using a vintage pattern that I'm rewriting as I go. It is beautiful, easy to knit with, and definitely bounces back after stretching. I will use this in the future for sure; to make toys as well.

5 out of 5 stars

I love the feel of this yarn. Its colors are so rich. The 3 sweaters I have knit are beautiful with wonderful drape and the close fitting one does not looked stretched. I am going to use it to make a gift for a relative who lives in the Deep South who does not wear wool ordinarily.

5 out of 5 stars

I love this yarn. It knits up beautifully, holds the pattern and has a shine to it. Will use this again and hope for some new colors.

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic yarn! I received this for Christmas and have just now finished up enough projects that I could treat myself to starting something new. I cannot believe I waited to use this yarn! It is lovely in the hand with a nice glide, yet not slick enough to slither off your needles. It has a subtle shine, that combined with the weight, gives it an absolutely sumptuous feel. Talk about indulgence! Definitely a keeper KnitPicks, just give us a few more lighter colors please. Thank you, thank you.

5 out of 5 stars

This yarn is beautiful to knit with. I'm making a shawl with lace sections and seed stitch texture. Galileo is easy on the hands, doesn't split, and has a nice sheen to it. I want more!

5 out of 5 stars

very pretty yarn

5 out of 5 stars

I am in love with this yarn! I can tell it will be a go-to for many projects to come. It's easy to work with, feels wonderful and looks just gorgeous. Knitpicks, this is a keeper!

5 out of 5 stars

This is one of the most beautiful yarns I've ever knit with. It has beautiful stitch definition and the colors are gorgeous. Everyone who sees me knitting with it stops to admire the yarn. Please continue to carry this, I can see myself knitting with it over and over again!

5 out of 5 stars

Just finished a summer sweater in firefly! Love the hand of the yarn ... very easy to work with. I love this yarn and am already thinking of my next project with it. ... I'll welcome more colors as they come along since I'll be using this for years to come!

5 out of 5 stars

This is a beautiful yarn to work with and the sheen is lovely.