The traditional 5-ply Guernsey yarn was named for the Channel Islands but was spun from local wool in coastal areas all around the UK and Northern Europe. It was 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 and worsted spinning of this yarn creates a crisp, lean fabric with unparalleled stitch definition. It is the ideal yarn for highly textured or cabled designs such as the traditional ‘Gansey’ or ‘Jersey’ jumpers.
Made in UK. 100% Pure New Wool.
- Name: Blacker Breeds Pure Romney Guernsey
- Breed: Romney
- Package: Approx 50g/ yds
- Weight: 5-ply
- Woollen or Worsted Spun: Worsted