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Wendy Authentic Guernsey 5ply

Wendy Authentic Guernsey 5ply

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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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    • 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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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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Wendy Authentic Guernsey 5 ply February 28, 2017
Reviewer: marianne mckone from nokesville, VA United States  
I received my order of Wendy authentic Guernsey wool quickly. The wool is wonderful. The service was great. Thank you.

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Great yam, great service. October 15, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Great yarn, great service.

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Swatch Test of Crimson vs. Altantic Blue May 26, 2010
Reviewer: Karen Holstein from Davidson, NC United States  
Knitted 3-inch swatch of crimson and continued with Atlantic blue, stockinette stitch in the round on US #3 Addi Turbo circulars. Washed tepid, air dryed.  Stitches of Atlantic blue are noticeably more uniform throughout, even to the untrained eye of my husband.  Don't know if it's the difference in dyes or yarn batches.

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