Jopo sweater by Anu Ahoniemi

Jopo sweater

September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1340 - 2105 yards (1225 - 1925 m)
S, M, (L), XL, XXL
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Jopo sweater is designed for cyclers, both male and female. It is knit top down in one piece without seams and has some ease in the body. The sweater features all-round striping where you can play with the colours of your choice.

Jopo is mainly knitted in stockinette and it has a garter stitch collar to protect you from the winds. The collar is shaped with short rows for a better fit on the neck and shoulders. The raglan increases are knitted to the same stitch to be minimally noticed. The front features a simple easy-knit motif created with some garter stitches which is repeated in all the stripes. The hem is knit in garter stitch and divided in front and back flaps which are then shaped with short rows. The back flap is longer to cover the cyclist better on the back side. The sleeves end with tight cuffs in garter stitch for better wind protection.

With Jopo sweater, you can continue cycling all year round, even in a colder climate. Jopo means a classical everymans’ bicycle in Finnish. With Jopo, you can enjoy cycling and be environmentally smart in your everyday life.

Yarn: 7, 8, (9), 10, 11 balls (1225, 1400, 1575, 1750, 1925 m / 1337, 1528, 1703, 1910, 2101 y) Rowan felted tweed (50g = 175m/191 yds, 50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% viscose) or any other sport weight yarn with a preferred colour palette.

The sample pictured is knit in size L with 10 cm of positive ease.
Colourways used for the sample:
161 avocado, 4 balls (200g)
152 watery, 2 balls (100g)
170 seafarer, 1 ball (50g)
190 stone, 1 ball (50g)
191 granite, 1 ball (50g)

Needles: 3 ja 3,5: 80 cm and 40 cm circulars, and dpns.
Tapestry needle.
Waste yarn or stitch holders.
Stitch markers.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm in stockinette with 3,5 mm needles. Please make a swatch and select a suitable needle size to get the right gauge.

Size: S, M, (L), XL, XXL
Chest inches: 36, 40, (44), 48, 52
Chest cm: 91,5, 101,5, (111,5), 122, 132
Upper arm cm: 30,5, 33, (38), 40,5, 43
Sleeve length cm: 45,5, 47, (49,5), 50,5, 52
Back hip length cm: 64,5 68, (69), 70,5, 72,5

Suggested ease on chest is 10 cm or 4 inches.

Please let me know if you find mistakes in the pattern. Also, I would be happy to see your projects and finished sweaters in ravelry and instagram marked with #joposweater @piippahankiainen

Thanks to my wonderful test knitters @tiinaahde, @esskos, @ihmishirviö @mustarastaanaikaan for your valuable help. This pattern would not have been finished without you.

Hope you enjoy my design!