Gala by Julie Turjoman

Gala

Knitting
August 2023
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
609 - 1392 yards (557 - 1273 m)
XS (S, M, L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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Valley Yarns Gala is a cozy and cuddly open-front coat that’s just the thing to snuggle into when the weather’s turned cool. A simple A-line silhouette gives an elegant line to this long coat while the bubbly bouclé structure of Chester yarn combines with garter stitch to bring bold texture. Chester blends wool and alpaca for a natural fiber bouclé yarn that’s soft, squishable, and works up quickly into cuddly finished projects at a super bulky weight. Gala is knit flat in pieces from the bottom up and seamed for structure with a stand-up collar providing a chic finishing touch that also adds extra warmth. With a comfy drop-shoulder construction and roomy fit, Gala is a go-to layer for adding understated style while warding off the cold. Choose from subtle neutrals and vibrant brights in Chester’s palette to create a statement coat for your winter wardrobe.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) Sample shown in size S.
Finished Measurements: designed to fit with 6–8” positive ease
Chest – 36 (40, 44, 48, 52) (56, 60, 64, 68)“
Hip – 40 (44, 48, 52, 56) (60, 64, 68, 72)”
Length to underarm – 24 (24, 24½, 24½, 25, 25, 25½, 25½, 26)”
Yarn Requirements: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) (12, 14, 15, 16) hanks Valley Yarns Chester (70% Highland Wool/ 30% Superfine Alpaca; 100g/87yds), shown in #01 Cream
Needles:
US 10 (6.00mm) 16–24” circular for collar
US 10½ (6.50mm) 16” and 32–40” circulars and DPNs
Gauge: 8 sts and 16 rows = 4” in garter stitch on larger needles, gently steam- or mist-blocked