Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey Wool
As a guide, the average adult Guernsey sweater weighs about a Kilo (2.2lbs).
The approximate yardage per 500g cone is 1200 yards (1097metres).
For knitting traditional ganseys you will be knitting to a gauge of 32 stitches and 36 rows of 4 inches, this is usually achieved on size 2.25mm
(US size 1) needles but everyone is different so experiment to find what is most comfortable for you.
If you are having trouble with the knotted cast-on, take a look at this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPbJGGz8k8Q or
Just copy and paste into your browser if it's not live.
For knitting aran or fair isle patterns, experiment with larger needles to get the fabric feel you want.
Please, always wash and steam press your tension swatch just the same way you will your finished garment; i.e., wash and rinse in warm water, short spin and dry flat away from direct heat and sun. Please note, this beautiful wool is not machine washable.
We are delighted that we can now offer Holz & Stein Exotic Hardwood Knitting Needles and can also supply 40cm steel dpns in sets of 5 (2mm, 2.25mm, 2.5mm, 2.75mm and 3mm) and 40cm pairs in 2.25mm.
If you are looking for someone to knit your gansey for you the following website may be of interest to you:
Knitting your Gansey
Sennen, Herring Girl's Pink
Jan Stanland 2014