Norfolk and Nice Folk

 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.

submission sketch

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.

Pattern Specs

Finished Measurements

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.


The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Codex’, 4 oz/234 yds, 52% silk/ 48% BFL wool, 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) skeins, shown in An Enemy of the People (Spring/Summer 2011 colourway)


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

You can buy Norfolk on The Sanguine Gryphon website or by following the link on Ravelry.


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Juggler: mother, knitwear designer, teacher

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