Frangipani 5-ply Guernsey Wool – 500G


Frangipani Guernsey 5ply yarns

This  yarn is specially spun, dyed and coned in the UK for Frangipani  Guernsey 5ply wool, and as far as I know is the only 5ply yarn to have this heritage. It is made to knit Guernsey jumpers, knit-frocks and fisherman’s traditional smocks but can also be used for other patterns for more modern garments (See Patterns section for patterns I have written specifically for this yarn). It is quite a tough yarn which is worsted and has an element of waterproofing naturally so is ideal for outer garments, but not easy to wear next to the skin without a layer in between because it can be a bit itchy. However, if you are looking for a yarn with heritage for a traditional knit, this is the wool for you!

Please note the photographs of this product cannot be relied upon for exact colours. Please email me if you would like a free colour card.

Yarn will be supplied on a 500g cone, (1096m)

Photographs taken at Poldhu Cove, near Mullion. The Marconi radio transmission across the Atlantic in 1901 was made from the hill above the beach.

Please note that I am unable to post this yarn outside the UK. For international orders, please email Frangipani.

Sizes and yarn requirements

Approximate requirements for the following chest sizes:

32″/81cm  takes 750g (1 x 500g and 1 x 250g)

34″/86cm – 42″/107cm takes 1000g (2 x 500g)

44″/112cm – 50″/127cm takes 1.250g  (2 x 500g and 1 x 250g)


  • 29 Colours
  • 500g Cones
  • £39.60 per cone
  • Now also available in 250g cones @ £20.40

The Colours