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Wendy Authentic Guernsey 5ply

Wendy Authentic Guernsey 5ply


 
Regular Retail Price $10.95
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Imported from Great Britain, this is the traditional Guernsey yarn that was used for the original Fisherman's Gansey/Guernsey sweaters. So beautiful, with a durable firm twist in a 100% wool 5 ply yarn in 4 colours. This is the yarn used by the British home front knitters in WWI and WWII to knit warm socks for their aviators. This is not a super-soft yarn, but your sweater will last for years--and might be passed on to the next generation.

This is best for stitch patterning in a medium to small gauge. Use a small needle for socks. Not a bulky "outdoor" yarn--this one is wonderful for those times when you should really put on a sweater instead of turning up the thermostat! Great used for sweaters and socks--see the Beth Brown-Reinsel patterns for ideas for this yarn.

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Details
    • 100% wool
    • 5 ply
    • 100g skein is about 245 yards
    • 28st & 36 rows = 4" on US 1-3 needles
    • Hand Wash Only

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yarn December 20, 2018
Reviewer: Jean E O'Brien  
Service was super.  Yarn arrived quickly.  Have never knit with Wendy Guernsey. before so am getting started with tension swatches immediately.  Another guernsey underway.

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November 4, 2018
Reviewer: LIC from Andover, NH United States  
The yarn arrived quickly and very well packed.  I am enjoying working with authentic Guernsey yarn for the first time. Excellent price and excellent service.  I would certainly recommend your business. Thank you so much!

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1st Time Gansey knitter September 3, 2018
Reviewer: Roxanne Ochs from Great Falls, MT United States  
I am enamored with Gansey all of a sudden so I thought I'd give it a try in a traditional color.  Received my yarn the other day and love the feel and texture of this yarn...can't wait to get started!

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5-ply Guernsey Yarn May 20, 2018
Reviewer: Bonnie Templeton from Loveland, CO United States  
It is hard to get 5-ply Guernsey Yarn here in the States.  I ordered Wendy Authentic Guernsey 5-Ply yarn from Handknitting.com in natural color (cream/white).  The yarn arrived this week.  It is lovely.  I am in the middle of another project so I have not begun knitting with it yet, but I am looking forward to doing so.

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Extremely fast and excellent service October 3, 2017
Reviewer: Julie O'B from Livermore, CA United States  
I have purchased yarn from handknitting.com twice this year. In both cases the yarn flew off the shelves and arrived very quickly.  In one instance i needed more of a particular dye lot, and was able to get the skeins I needed even before I ran out of my current skein. I am a loyal fan of handknitting.com💕

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