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Fiber Content: 100% Wool
Weight: Aran / Heavy Worsted Weight
Knitting Gauge: 4 - 4.75 sts = 1" on #7 - 9 needles (4.5mm-5.5mm)
Crochet Gauge: 11–14 sc = 4'' on I - K hooks (5.5 mm-6.5 mm)
Yards: 137
Grams: 50
Put Up: Ball
Care: Hand Wash/Dry Flat

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2.687500 out of 5 stars

Galerie

$3.99 50g / Ball


No need to grab your paintbrush with this color changing, 100% wool yarn. Every colorway features a sequential color change of five bold hues in a range of painterly palettes, with numerous intermediate hues blending at the transitions. Like an unpretentious homespun, the single ply is naturally spun and varies thick and thin, knitting up with a range of serendipitous fabric textures from the same ball. Bring a kaleidoscopic of color to your masterpiece sweaters and accessories.

As a Special Reserve, this is a limited edition yarn and may never return.

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4 out of 5 stars

I bought Impressionism in clearance, drawn by the lovely shades. Firstly, I was surprised how fine it is, definitely DK NOT ARAN (though looks good on 4.5mm as it recommends) The picture deceives you into thinking this yarn is soft...Lining it with fabric would remedy this if close to skin. However it knits together nicely, despite being tightly wound and almost no give, but the colours more than made up for that! such a lovely blend between colours. I've bought more since, real shame this is going to be discontinued!

4 out of 5 stars

I am giving this a "very good" rating because I use it for felting. When combined with WOA, it felts predictably and is soft, blending well with WOA, however, I would not use it for anything other than felting. It's scratchy, rough and inflexible. I did stock up on it when I saw that it will soon be discontinued. I have a knitting business and the price is great for my needs and is selling very well in felted projects because of the wonderful color combintations.

1 out of 5 stars

This is not worsted weight yarn. It is more like sock yarn weight! Not 4st/1in. Also, scratchy. I am using it to make cat toys so I am going to keep the order and just double the yarn. And, one of the colors appears brighter in the picture than the actual color. If I was investing in a sweater, I would definitely return the order. Knit Picks really needs to research why the gauge is not what is advertised! This is not a worsted weight yarn.

1 out of 5 stars

I have handled a lot of yarn in my long lifetime. Without a doubt, this is the roughest, scratchiest yarn I have ever touched. It feels very much like old fashioned twine - sisal, not cotton - the kind that cuts your skin when you use it to tie up a package. I bought the yarn to make colorful, fingerless gloves. Trying to knit with Galerie has been a miserable experience. The yarn has no stretchiness at all. It has made my hands too sore to continue after only four rows of forty stitches. In addition to its nasty feel Galerie is not Aran weight as advertised. It is a DK or light worsted at best. The thickness of the yarn is uneven throughout the skein, as is the twist. This is a very low quality yarn in every way. I feel terribly sorry for the sheep who had to wear this wool before it got to me.

3 out of 5 stars

I was excited to see Galerie added to KP's product line, as I'm fond of Noro yarns for gift accessories. I pulled out a skein of Expressionism to knit up a hat this week. The yarn is rustic, but is softer once knit up. However, there is no way in the world this is Aran weight yarn and it should not be sold as such. I pulled out my WPI testing tool and it came in at 13 WPI - solidly in the middle of DK weight!

4 out of 5 stars

I've been using Galerie in a colorwork project with Wool of the Andes Worsted, and it's fabulous. The shift between colors is gradual, making for a lovely gradient. Sure, it's a little rough--I wouldn't use it for someone with sensitive skin, but I think it's fine for general projects. However, I have no idea why this is classified as Aran. It's actually a little thinner than Wool of the Andes Worsted.

2 out of 5 stars

The colors!! I've been on a felted hat binge and was looking for an alternative to Noro Kureyon--one that didn't go muddy every once in a while. The bright, clear, colors of this yarn are enticing. I wasn't worried about the texture because I was felting. The yarn itself has reliable repeats, so using it doubled is an option...unless you run into a knot, which I did in one skein. The main issue I had with the yarn is its twist. It's a one-ply, but is very twisted. Also, it bears the kinks of a yarn that was dyed in blanks and wound without relaxing. So, it was kinky and twisting on itself, making knitting it up a challenge. It was very difficult to felt, requiring super hot water and lots of agitation in my machine. I think this is because of that tight twist. My first hat had shrunk so much it became a child's hat, but the second, which I doubled the yarn for, never fully felted, even after 4 wash cycles. So.. I unwound the balls back to skeins. I let them soak overnight in tepid water (no wash/detergent). I hung them to dry with gentle weight so the kinks would leave, rotating the skeins every so often so to have the tension spread evenly. The yarn is now much softer and waiting for another try. I really hope this works, but I don't know how many times I'd be likely to repeat this just for a hat. In summary, great colors, not so great yarn and finish. Please try again, KP!

4 out of 5 stars

I like this yarn. It does have hard, crunchy feel, and there is no spring to it since it's a single ply. However, the yarn does soften nicely after a eucalan bath, and even improves after a second wash. The colours are beautiful, and they did not bleed in the water bath. I have made a scarf, and a wrap with it. Very pleased with both projects. The yarn is a good price, and worth trying. It can always become woolly coasters if the feel is not to your liking for clothing or accessories.

1 out of 5 stars

This yarn came as SUCH a disappointment!! It’s very beautiful to look at but absolutely horrible to touch. It’s not much better than twine, sadly. I’ve spent a ton of time trying to find a pattern that I could use this for that won’t touch the skin because, trust me, you DO NOT want this touching your skin! I HOPE hope hope a good long soak in a conditioner bath will soften it enough to make it not awful. Also?? This yarn is NOT Aran weight! It’s DK, or light worsted at absolute best!!

4 out of 5 stars

This is a rustic yarn that is not particularly soft (washing and hair conditioner help). However, for the right project it is lovely with beautiful colour changes. Since it is a one ply with a fair amount of twist avoid stockingette stitch to since there will be bias leaning and choose stitches such as garter, ribbing, seed stitch etc. The price is very good for wool yarn and is worth trying. The sweater I made gets many compliments.

3 out of 5 stars

Lovely colors and great stitch definition but the yarn is scratchy and stiff, at least in sections. Like some of the Noro yarns. Before blocking, I soaked it in Euclan, then rinsed it and soaked briefly in a bath of cool water with some cream rinse (for human hair). This softened it considerably— enough, I hope, that the cabled cowl I made with it will be comfortable.

1 out of 5 stars

This yarn is one of the most scratchy I have ever touched. I started knitting a belt (since that doesn’t touch your skin) and I came to several places where the yarn was just roving, completely unspun.

4 out of 5 stars

These colors are gorgeous!! The yarn itself is rougher than I thought it would be. But, once it was knitted into a hat, the roughness was not an issue. Overall, this is a really fun yarn to work with. I would buy it again for the right project!

2 out of 5 stars

This yarn is extremely rough. I havent worked it up yet but Im doubting I will because it is really scratchy. If |I do work this up I hope it will soften up once it is washed.

2 out of 5 stars

The colors of this yarn are beautiful. Unfortunately, the yarn does not know the meaning of the word soft. I now need to think of some projects that do not touch the skin since I have a boxful. my first disappointment EVER. I have loved every yarn I've purchased until now. Maybe I"ll make baskets and be totally thrilled. I'll let you know.

3 out of 5 stars

I made a very pretty cowl from two balls of this yarn. I'd put in a photo if I could. Unfortunately even after a serious washing soak and blocking it didn't get soft enough to be very comfortable to wear. It's a pretty hard yarn, and might be best if not worn next to the skin.