“strong wind,” especially at sea, 1540s, from gaile “wind,” origin uncertain. Perhaps from Old Norse gol “breeze,” or Old Danish gal “bad, furious” (often used of weather), which are related to Old Norse galinn “furious, mad, frantic; enchanted, bewitched,” from gala “to sing, chant,” the wind so called from its raging or on the notion of being raised by spells. Or perhaps it is named for the sound, from Old English galan “to sing,” or giellan “to yell.” The Old Norse and Old English words all are from the source of yell (v.).
3 ~ gale by Gemma Atkinson
This design by Gemma Atkinson is knitted using 2 shades of Rowan Felted Tweed. A slip-stitch cable pattern is used throughout on both body and sleeves and is also shown on the roll-neck of this women’s sweater. Contrary to the intriguing pattern is the simple drop shoulder shape.
I love this pattern for its outstanding pattern and its simple shape.