Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey Wool
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 more than 20 years and have built up the colour range to 28 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-eight 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 2015
09:00 until 17:00 Monday to Friday
- closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closure dates for 2015
Friday June 12th until Monday June 29th inclusive
Friday November 20th until Tuesday December 15th inclusive
Please go to the bottom of this page for opening hours.