A long time coming

Today, I’m re-releasing a cardigan that I’ve had many requests for over the years, Norfolk. It had been unavailable since 2012.

Norfolk 7

The story?

Back in the fall of 2011, two of my designs were published by The Sanguine Gryphon. Less than a month later, Gryphon and Sarah decided to dissolve the company and form two new companies, The Verdant Gryphon and Cephalopod Yarns. The summer before the announcement was made, I had designed a cardigan for them, Norfolk.

Norfolk 2.pngThe company was very generous in returning all the design rights to me, however, I couldn’t use their (tech-edited) version of the pattern, nor did I want to use their photography. I let these designs languish in no-man’s land for awhile, then re-released the gloves, Brigid’s Lie.

Norfolk was released earlier today. You can purchase it for 50% off until the end of the month, no coupon code needed.

 

Norfolk 9.jpgAnd perhaps, someday soon, Effie will rejoin her sisters.

The consolation was that I could still get my hands on two of my favorite yarns, Bugga and Skinny Bugga. Now, that is no longer even true. Cephalopod closed their doors three years ago, and although Verdant was selling their yarns sporadically, it appears that they really don’t exist as a viable company anymore either.