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Frangipani 100% Wool Guernsey Yarn

Frangipani 100% Wool Guernsey Yarn


Our Price: $58.95

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

Pure British wool from Yorkshire, England, beginning with the sheep and carefully prepared at every step on through to you.
For years traditional knitting of ganseys, Guernseys, Cornish Knit-Frocks and all fisherman's sweaters has been part of British history. 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.

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.

  • 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 (1000m)
  • Hand wash, short spin or roll in towels, dry flat and steam press, or dry clean (not machine washable)

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