The traditional 5-ply guernsey yarn was named for the Channel Islands (in the English Channel nearer France than England) but was spun in coastal areas all around the UK and then knitted into warm working wear for sea-faring and - we have no doubt - farming and mining people. Also of course we get "Gansey" and "jersey" from the same creative roots.
The 5-ply construction makes a yarn which locks together well to make a garment wind-proof. The worsted spinning creates a crisp and lean yarn with excellent stitch definition for fancy textured designs but also helps soften the handle of the local wool whatever breed it is from.
- FIBER medium
- BREED Romney
- BALL/SKEIN LENGTH Guernsey approx 50g / 121 yards
- ORGANIC No
- YARN THICKNESS 5-ply Guernsey
- FINISH: WOOLLEN OR WORSTED Worsted
- PACKAGE approx. 50g balls
- HANDLE medium