Norfolk by Joan Forgione


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June 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1872 - 3042 yards (1712 - 2782 m)
Finished bust: 32½ (35¼, 38¼, 41½, 44¼, 47¼, 50½)” / 81 (88, 96, 103.5, 110.5, 118.5, 126)cm
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“The ocean beach which I frequent is bordered by dunes, sea grass, wild rose bushes and lots of deer along its north end. Through those dunes, there is a boardwalk to a nearly 200-year-old lighthouse.

Norfolk’s design was inspired by the many walks I’ve taken along that path. Its prim, raglan cardigan design with wide, flowing shawl collar, flared bodice and sleeves along with delicate waist shaping make this the perfect piece for an evening stroll (or when the air-conditioning gets turned up). Norfolk is worked in one piece, seamlessly, from the bottom-up.“

Construction Notes:
The jacket is worked flat from hem to underarms; the sleeves are knitted in the round from cuff to underarm. Sleeves and body are then joined and worked back and forth to the neck. Stitches for the collar are picked up around the neckline, and the collar is shaped with short rows.

To be worn with approximately 2” 5cm positive ease.

Finished bust:
32½ (35¼, 38¼, 41½, 44¼, 47¼, 50½)” / 81 (88, 96, 103.5, 110.5, 118.5, 126)cm
Shown in finished size 38¼” / 96cm

Skills Used:
• increasing
• decreasing
• knitting flat
• knitting in the round
• picking up stitches
• short rows

Yarn requirements:
The original jacket was made in the discontinued The Sanguine Gryphon Codex, 52% silk, 48% Bluefaced Leicester wool, 234 yds / 214m / 113g in color An Enemy of the People.

Possible substitutions in composition and gauge have been provided. Remember to swatch!

You will need approximately:
• 1698 (1891, 2092, 2329, 2514, 2749, 2925) yds 1552 (1728, 1913, 2130, 2299, 2514, 2674) m worsted weight yarn

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