Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey Wool
FREE COLOUR CARDS NOTICE.
The British Post Ofice in it's Wisdom! has moved the goal posts on Envelope sizes. Our current colour card we could post to Europe for 97p (€1.17) and the Rest of the World for £1.28($2.13). The charges have gone up to £3.20(€5.34) and £3.80($6.34) repectively.
In view of this massive increase and in order to maintain our promise of a free colour card it will have to be re-designed in order to fit a different sized envelope. Please bear with us if there is a delay in receiving your card.
Welcome to the Frangipani website, the home of our 100% British Worsted 5-ply Guernsey Wool. My name is Jan and my husband is Russ and we have been supplying knitters with our beautiful wool for 20 years and have built up the colour range to 26 colours. This is the largest choice of colours in Guernsey 5-ply Wool available by mail-order in the UK. For years traditional knitting of ganseys, Guernseys, Cornish Knit-Frocks and all fisherman's sweaters has been part of British history. We proudly continue having this special 5-ply wool spun and dyed in Yorkshire in the mills that have for generations been supplying the very best of British yarns.
Click on the WOOL COLOURS button to see the amazing range of twenty-six colours. Send for a free colour card - these are sent free worldwide the same day- the colours may not be accurate on your monitor. I supply my wool on 500g cones for two very good reasons, one is that I am able to offer the wool cheaper as it is more expensive to have the wool balled and the other is that, if you want to knit your gansey 'in the round' then you will not have joins every 100g so your gansey will not have weak points.
Because we specialise in supplying only Guernsey 5-ply wool, we can offer traditional colours and others a little bit different like Herring Girl's Pink. This is a surprisingly feminine pink (baby pink almost) which will probably not show true to colour on a web browser - ask for a sample! This colour was found in Anstruther museum in Scotland and proves that the girls that followed the fleet, gutted the fish and knitted the fishermen's ganseys, also knitted their own, more feminine versions of those ganseys. Evidence has been found for pink, pale green and raspberry so far - such an exciting new discovery.
Holz & Stein is a name that many of you will know as being the manufacturers of some of the very best of wooden knitting needles and we are extremely pleased to be able to offer a small stock of circular, double ended and straight pairs of these exquisite needles.
Our service is personal and quick - 98% of orders are despatched the same day they are received.
You are welcome to come to the house to pick up your wool but, please, phone us first to make sure we are going to be here as we don't have a shop but work from our home.
A basket full of colour
Jan Stanland 2014