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..
- 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)
Great service for a yarn that’s often hard to source in the U.S.
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.
Great selection of Frangipani Yarn and great competitive price. Fast shipping too. Will buy again that is for sure.
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 !!
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.
The color on the website was true, the price was terrific, the yarn arrived quickly, and I’m delighted all around.
Your website was easy to use. Ordering was painless, and delivery prompt. I will use your resource in the future.
Received my yarn quickly , the yarn is exactly as described. Hand knitting.com never fails to exceed expectations! Thanks
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.