“He liked to be outside when the rising sun marked a many-coloured road of light across the sea.”

Threads – The Delicate Life of John Craske. Julia Blackburn.

From the Olive and George collection, drawing inspiration from the Norfolk fishermen’s Gansey jumpers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Codling is a men’s  V neck cardigan which can also be worn by women. It has been knitted in a fisherman’s rib stitch. It takes its name from Emily Codling, a Sheringham knitter who knitted Ganseys for her brother Christopher “Cutty” Cooper and their father. Replicas of her Gansey stitches can be seen on our journal page.

I have pared this style down so that it has as few seams as possible and emphasized the shifting rib pattern around the seams so that this becomes a pattern in itself.



Knitted from 100% Peruvian baby alpaca yarn (pictures of the alpacas grazing in the Peruvian highlands can be seen in our journal pages) and knitted in London, this yarn is un-dyed and a completely natural fibre- you can identify the shades on offer from the various colours of the alpacas in the images. The yarn is twisted to create a luxurious 3 ply chunky weight knit so that this style can  be worn as an outerwear piece during the spring or autumn months, or layered up with our knitted scarf for the winter. Sized for menswear, this piece can equally be worn as an oversized cardigan by women. The size S/M measures 62cm long by 55cm wide and the M/L measures 64cm long by 58cm wide. The sleeves are generously long with a lightening stitch detail knitted into the forearms.

To discover more about our Peruvian baby alpaca yarn please visit the journal page.

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Dimensions 62 × 55 cm

Mid Grey Melange, Toffee Apple


S/M, M/L


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