(2 customer reviews)


“After an hour or so the upward flood of the tide held its breath for an elongated moment and then it changed direction and we were being pulled back the way we had come, down towards the meeting of river with sea…”

Threads-The delicate Life of John Craske. Julia Blackburn

  • Charl Knitwear 2019 British Wool

*now also available in Stormy Blue/Navy*

Part of the Olive and George collection, drawing inspiration from the Norfolk fishermen’s Gansey jumpers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Middleton is a nautically striped, summer weight jumper knitted in Italy from certified British wool.

The light weight knit of this jumper makes it the perfect addition to a “seasonless” wardrobe, it is light and airy in my classic roomy silhouette, with a flatteringly curved hem, fastened at the sides with 2 buttons that can be left open to create side splits on a warmer day, or if you want to style with a billowy shirt or dress, or buttoned down for an evening stroll. The stripe chosen for this piece is a play on the classic nautical stripe that has been cleverly worked to continue over the shoulders and across the side splits with no bulky seams. The stripes create a beautiful sense of movement in the piece, a simple but considered classic.

The buttons used in our collection are all made from 100% natural corozo nut and colour match the Navy blue of the jumper.

The Middleton jumper takes its name from Sally Middleton who lived in Upper Sheringham and of whom there are some beautiful photographs taken by Olive Edis of her standing in the doorway to her cottage . Sally is the only woman known to have worn a version of a Gansey jumper that she knitted for herself. Traditionally women never wore the finished Ganseys, they only knitted them, saving the finished pieces for their menfolk. I named this jumper after Sally to celebrate both an expert Gansey knitter (who knitted for herself) and the talented female photographer who captured her image for posterity.


Knitted in 100% certified British semi-worsted spun wool, spun in Yorkshire and knitted in Perugia, Italy by a wonderful family run business of largely female craftspeople.

This style has square proportions measuring approximately 54cm long by 64cm wide for a size XS/S and 56cm long by 67cm wide for a size M/L with the back panels curving down by 9cm to create a flattering curved hem line.

To discover the story behind our British wool please visit the Journal page.

Additional information


Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large


Navy with Cream Stripe, Oatmeal with Navy Stripe, Stormy Blue with Navy stripe

2 reviews for Middleton

  1. Gabrielle Broad (verified owner)

    Lovely jumper.
    I love a Breton but this a Breton with a twist, a little bit different.
    I love the button detail on the sides and the front sits nicely with higher waisted trousers, whereas the back drops below the waistband.
    It is soft and warm without being too bulky.
    Five stars for design and customer service from me.

  2. M Lynne Ross (verified owner)

    Another beautiful jumper. Agree with all the comments from Gabrielle Broad. The extra small/small is a good generous fit for someone who wears 10 to 12 sizes.

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