“by the morning it had turned even colder and the sky over the land was ink-dark and heavy with rain, although out to sea it was clear and blue and a line of sociable fat white clouds drifted above the horizon.”
Threads – The Delicate Life of John Craske. Julia Blackburn.
From the Olive and George collection, drawing inspiration from the Norfolk fishermen’s Gansey jumpers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Codling is a men’s V neck cardigan which can also be worn by women. It has been knitted in a fisherman’s rib stitch and trimmed with natural brown corozo buttons .
The name is taken from Emily Codling of Sheringham who was a Gansey knitter. She was the sister of Cutty Cooper and she knitted his jumper which featured ropes and hailstones. Recreations of her Gansey stitches can be seen on our journal page.
Studying the form of this style, I have emphasised the shaping and fully fashioning of the ribbed panels so that they have as few seams as possible.