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Frangipani 100% Wool Guernsey Yarn

Frangipani 100% Wool Guernsey Yarn

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Frangipani Authentic Guernsey Yarn
Big project-sized 500g cones in classic and modern shades

Pure British wool beginning with the sheep and carefully prepared at every step on through to you. This special 5-ply wool is spun and dyed in Yorkshire in the mills that have for generations been supplying the very best of British yarns. For years traditional knitting of ganseys, Guernseys, Cornish Knit-Frocks and all fisherman's sweaters has been part of British history. In past centuries, knitters have used this wool to produce wind and water resistant sweaters for their fishermen in the frigid north Atlantic. Today, a traditional gansey is a work of art that deserves the very best wool available. Plan on 2 cones for a single color adult sweater.

Smooth and resilient, this worsted-spun wool is also suitable for sport weight, DK, and Light-Worsted weight projects, using the appropriate needle size. It can be used for lighter weight fabrics, those which can carry cables and heavy textures, stranded color work, two-sided double knitting, and even lace! This is a substantial wool that is warm, has stability, and keeps its shape even when knit at larger gauge.

Important Info!! We carry Beth Brown Reinsel's
Gansey Book and DVD's, and Beth's Patterns too. We still have many of the Wendy Gansey patterns, and some books on Gansey sweaters.

Need more inspiration?? Don't have time to knit your own? Go meet our new friends at
Flamborough Marine Ltd, where Lesley and Geoffrey Miller are enthusiastically keeping the Gansey culture alive! They graciously agreed to allow us to use their pictures, which you can see in the alternates above. Thank you Flamborough Marine! And the landscape photos are beautiful too.

  • 100% wool 5 ply worsted-spun from Britain
  • 32 St & 36 rows = 4" on US 1.5-2.5 needles for traditional gansey gauge
  • larger gauge 20 St = 4" on US 5-7 needles for DK or light worsted weight fabric
  • use US 6-9 needles for lace
  • 500g cone = about 1240 yards (1045m)
  • Hand wash, short spin or roll in towels, dry flat and steam press, or dry clean (not machine washable)

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Just what I wanted October 8, 2021
Reviewer: Jane Cavolina from Mount Laurel, NJ United States  
The color on the website was true, the price was terrific,  the yarn arrived quickly, and I’m delighted all around.

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5 of 5 Online purchase June 19, 2021
Reviewer: PolliAnne Grover from Eugene, OR United States  
Your website was easy to use.  Ordering was painless, and delivery prompt.  I will use your resource in the future.

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5 of 5 Excellent Experience May 16, 2021
Reviewer: Elizabeth Franz from utica, NY United States  
Received my yarn quickly , the yarn is exactly as described. Hand knitting.com never fails to exceed expectations! Thanks

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5 of 5 The real deal for authentic ganseys March 31, 2021
Reviewer: DB from WI, United States  
I ordered two 500g cones for an adult gansey in navy. Knitting on US1 with ~10 st/in. Arrived fairly quickly and in pristine shape. By far the best price for this yarn if you live in the U.S.

I will definitely return here for any more Frangipani I might need in the future and will likely keep in mind for any other yarns I cannot find in a local shop.

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1 of 5 Not arrived December 26, 2020
Reviewer: Joan Fischer from Sparta, WI United States  
I'll update this when the yarn actually arrives as ordered. Can't say anything until then.

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