(1 customer review)


“Every so often a seal slipped into the water, where it was transformed into pure, fluid energy.”

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

  • Charl Knitwear 2019 British Wool

A handful of colours and sizes still available.

From the Olive and George collection, drawing inspiration from the Norfolk fishermen’s jumpers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Rook takes its name from Gilbert “Leather” Rook and is a womenswear cardigan/coat richly knitted with fisherman iconography; the main body is constructed in seaweed stitch and has fully fashioned underarm gussets – as the original Ganseys would have had.

Thick, horizontal rung stitches have been used to knit the cosy shawl collar – the same motif has also been used to trim the arm holes – again following the traditional patterns. This garment has deep, practical pockets and can be fastened with a smooth metal pin, or worn open with the collar standing proud.


Knitted from fully traceable 100% British worsted wool which has been spun in Yorkshire and carefully knitted in Perugia, Italy. This style has generous proportions, wrapping the wearer in warmth and tradition. The kimono style sleeves have a generous double cuff  which can be left down or folded back.

This style measures 78cm long by 58cm wide on a size XS/S and 80cm long by 59cm wide on a size M/L.

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

Additional information




Heather Pink, Mid Grey Melange, Natural Oatmeal, Stormy Blue

1 review for Rook

  1. anna.bennato

    Rook is an amazing piece, very versatile and elegant at the same time. It is kitted using high quality and very soft wool which makes very pleasant to have it on my shoulders. Its design makes it easy to wear as an extra layer during the wintry cold days, or as a light coat during spring time. My Rook is in Heather Pink. Lovely tone. It matches so well with many combination of colors, giving me the opportunity to create different styles. It fits so well, with both skirts and trainers, or trousers and heels. Size fits very well, and it makes a lovely silhouette. I could not be more happier. I love it!! It is one of my favorite piece in my wardrobe.

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