“by the morning it had turned even colder and the sky over the land was ink-dark and heavy with rain, although out to sea it was clear and blue and a line of sociable fat white clouds drifted above the horizon.”
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 and trimmed with natural brown corozo buttons .
The name is taken from Emily Codling of Sheringham who was a Gansey knitter. She was the sister of Cutty Cooper and she knitted his jumper which featured ropes and hailstones. Recreations of her Gansey stitches can be seen on our journal page.
Studying the form of this style, I have emphasised the shaping and fully fashioning of the ribbed panels so that they have as few seams as possible.
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.
Mid Grey Melange, Toffee Apple