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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. Also, don't forget if you are unsure about a color, we will send you a clip--just ask.

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: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10 Write a review.

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5 of 5 For a Gansey Jumper April 3, 2023
Reviewer: Dora from El Paso, IL United States  
Great service for a yarn that’s often hard to source in the U.S.

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5 of 5 Amazing response February 14, 2023
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Nashville, TN United States  
The yarn was as nice as I expected, having a sample card. What was amazing was that I placed my order on
a Friday evening, and the yarn was in my mailbox Monday morning! And this was the free, standard delivery.

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5 of 5 Great selection of Frangipani Yarn February 14, 2023
Reviewer: Nor from United States  
Great selection of Frangipani Yarn and great competitive price. Fast shipping too. Will buy again that is for sure.

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5 of 5 Trusted Yarn Source for Fabulous Yarn! June 22, 2022
Reviewer: Michele Jensen from Henrico, VA United States  
I was so excited to find the British yarn I wanted from this website in the U.S.  My yarn arrived so quickly!  And it is beautiful!  Now it is time to cast on.  Thank you, Handknitting.com !!

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5 of 5 5-ply January 17, 2022
Reviewer: LuLu Weathers from Peterborough, NH United States  
I am thrilled to of discovered the Handknitting website and I am more then happy with their service! If I hadn’t received this request to write a review I had planned on emailing them directly and thanking them.

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