Start: 5th September 2008
Finish: 20th October 2008
Needles: 4.5 mm / 100 cm Addi Turbos
Yarn: Cascade 220, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; colour 8886, dye lot 7414
Pattern: Joukahainen by Kristel Nyberg. Published in Finnish in the magazine Ulla 03/07. Pattern is available as an English translation as Ravelry download.
Modification: I shortened the body a bit because I don't like jerseys that hang down too low.

I can't begin to describe how much I LOVE this jersey now (give or take the collar which rides up in the front and is a bit tight). I've never worn this colour before....and I have to admit that I'm digging it.

I showed the pictures to Dr. D and he actually made a compliment that it looks great. ;-) Now, that's the best compliment I can ever get, eh?

I will certainly knit more Joukahainen in the future, since it's such a classic wear...but right now I'm in a sweater knitting fever. ;-)

Here are some more photos of me in my Joukahainen!

Joukahainen, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Joukahainen: Raglan, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

The rest of the photos are HERE.


Thinman's picture

Absolutely Gorgeous!....and a perfect fit too! Great job!

ronhuber's picture

It is a lovely jumper and a wonderful colour. I am a week away from finishing one in a similar colour. Great knitting.

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I like the color is very nice. You did a great job!

StuartWS's picture

Great sweater! Is the pattern available in English? I'd love to have that one in my files.

Elemmaciltur's picture

Yes, it's available on Ravelry. See the pattern notes and the links I wrote up in the text.

crmartin's picture

Wow!!! Gorgeous sweater, I am in love with the color!



This is a great fitting sweater, superbly knitted and a great colour.
Well done.

I bought the same yarn for an EZ sweater that I finished and frogged because it didn't fit me at all. Yours is superb and beautifully done. It gave me inspiration to tackle a similar project which this time, I hope, will fit. Thanks for sharing and all those great pictures. You model well, also.

grandcarriage's picture

Oh wow...When I was young(er) and skinny (This would be in the 1980's) I wore a fisherman's sweater (slightly looser fit) but EXACTLY like that in a fashion show at the Galleria in Milwaukee (I think) for Chess King...except of course the one I wore was nasty cheap acrylic, and not glorious wool. I remember loving the sweater and wishing I had a sweater just like it (but I think I bought the blue version instead). You did a beautiful job... You knit that by hand? It's so incredibly even...My frame knitting looks like that, but my hand knitting looks a little more, to put it nicely, "earthy".

Calloravion's picture

Fantastic! Love the style. Makes me wanna make one... as if I didn't have enough to do already!

RickeScott's picture

Great color and it looks soo comfy.

albert's picture

Ditto to all below- beautifully done, sumptuous color.

Veni, vidi, kniti.

TomH's picture

Beautiful sweater -- and you take such great photographs.

BuduR's picture

Ohhhh I like it! and the new photo of you, except I miss those beautiful eyes :)

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AntBee's picture

Great knitting and a beautiful colour!