I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the lovely people (elves) at The Sanguine Gryphon a few months back. Norfolk appears in their English Garden Summer 2011 collection of patterns. Now there are many nice yarn companies, but what makes truly LOVELY yarn people are the following: a) vision; b) trust; c) gorgeous yarn, gorgeous yarn, gorgeous yarn – Codex is especially delightful; d) dialogue; and, e) support. So I just want to thank Jamie and Sarah, in particular for making this project a thoroughly satisfying experience. I’m very excited to be working with them again on their Fall collection.
Norfolk is worked flat, bottom up. The sleeves are knitted in the round from cuff to underarm, and then joined to the body, after which the work continues to and shaped using short rows. The bottom and inner front edges of the jacket are meant to roll; do not block these flat in finishing.
Bust: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51)”/84 (91, 99, 107, 114, 122, 130) cm
The jacket is meant to be worn with approximately 2”/5 cm of ease.
US 5/3.75 mm 40”/102 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 7/4.5 mm 40”/102 cm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Note: these longer needles were used for the magic loop method for the sleeves. Two short circulars or 4 dpns may be substituted.
23 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st using US 7/4.5 mm needles