Contest, For Sale Patterns

Name Our Sweater!

We are gearing up to add a few of our previously published patterns to the Kelbourne Website for your downloadable enjoyment. The first sweater we will be uploading for sale is the Freyja Pullover (rav link) from the Fall 2009 Interweave Knits.  We will be updating the pattern with different photos, some neat adjustments + additions as well as giving it a brand new name!


We have a few ideas for said name, but we just can’t settle on one. So with your help, we would love you to select your favorite from the options below. As an additional incentive to make your feelings known, we will randomly select a winner from the comments and send you one of our hat patterns and the yarn to knit it with. So opine away!

• Juno
• Athena
• Jóhanna
• Miriam

We will keep comments open for a week or so, then announce the winner – both the new name and prize recipient – then!

42 thoughts on “Name Our Sweater!

  1. Jessica says:

    I like Miriam.I would definitely not use a name with a diacritical mark like that accent over the O in Jóhanna. It might make it difficult to search for and/or people might feel a little confused over pronunciation, etc.

  2. andrea says:

    I vote for Juno or Miriam!

  3. Carly says:

    I vote for Juno, because this sweater looks like something Ellen Page would have worn in the movie, as well as a sweater that would keep you toasty warm in Alaska.

  4. Julie says:

    Miriam… because the sweater is a little retro and Miriamis a lot retro!

  5. Ivana says:

    Aw, I totally loved the name Frejya, sad to hear you’re renaming it! Of the four suggested, though, I’d choose Juno.

  6. diana says:

    Juno….the color work looks like the Aura Borealis which can be seen from Juno, Alaska.Thank you

  7. Julie says:

    All lovely options but leaning toward Athena. It’s beautiful.

  8. Jodi says:

    I vote Jóhanna — keeping it Nordic sounding!

  9. Megan says:

    Vote for Juno! Juno is the perfect name for a hip, warm sweater.

  10. Jackie says:

    That most definitely looks like a Miriam to me. But if you decide to do Juno, I would spell it Juneau as in the Alaska city because it looks super cozy and wintery.

  11. Alex says:

    Juno! In honor of the Juno mission to Jupiter, launching next spring. The colorwork on the sweater looks a little like the cloud patterns on Jupiter, too.

  12. RandomRanter says:

    I love Juno, although Athena is lovely too.

  13. tracey says:

    I have to vote for Juno. The name just fits.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Miriam. Definitely Miriam. Love it…

  15. Kelly says:

    Juno!! Athena was a close second.

  16. kelly-ann (on ravelry) says:

    I like Johanna or Miriam – beautiful design!

  17. Magda says:

    I vote for JUNO! Oh yeah baby! I just seems so right.

  18. Carol says:

    Juno! I agree that it fits the sweater.

  19. Kristen says:

    Juno suits it – it’s a lovely regal sweater, and the colorwork looks like a torq or other decorative collar/necklace.

  20. Natalie says:

    I vote for Jóhanna! It is a beautiful name for a beauty of a sweater.

  21. Jessica says:

    I vote for Juno. Kind of an Alaskan tribal look, and I second the Ellen Page comment!

  22. Carolina says:

    I like Athena….the color work looks like it came from an ancient Greek urn.

  23. sharon says:

    Athena– Goddess of Crafts (well, and war too, but CRAFTS!)

  24. Rachel says:

    I vote for Johanna – I love that name (thanks to Bob Dylan!) and that sweater just looks Johanna-y to me!

  25. Beth says:

    Miriam! It’s a beautiful Arabic name!

  26. Alli says:

    I’m working on a version of this sweater right now! For me the name Miriam suits best. It seems more earthy to me and that is one of the things I like about this sweater.
    I agree with what was said above about the punctuation mark in Johanna making it hard to search for. Otherwise I like the name (almost as much as Miriam).

  27. GinkgoKnits says:

    I like Johanna best. It’s a beautiful sweater whatever you call it.

  28. Eline says:

    I vote for Miriam because the colour work design (which is absolutely beautiful) looks more folklore than Hellenistic imo.

  29. Nancy Hildebrant says:

    I love Juno- a cute and quirky name for a cute and quirky pulli. And I’d love to try your yarn!

  30. Laura says:

    I think Miriam is a lovely name, so I vote for it!

  31. Thea says:

    I’m going to go for Juno, because it keeps the them from Freyja, with a mother goddess. Although Juno was a damn scary lady, although no can really blame her because Jupiter was kind of an ass.

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  33. caroline says:

    Hmmm. Athena.

  34. Cheryl says:

    I like Juno and Jóhanna, but I think my final vote has to be for Juno!
    Gorgeous sweater!

  35. Debbie B says:

    I love the name Athena, the design has always reminded me of a Greek type design and I think the name is perfect for it. I have this set on my to knit list and think it is lovely by the way!

  36. aesderina says:

    I vote for Athena!!

  37. robin says:

    I vote for Juno. 🙂

  38. Bridget says:

    My first thought was Athena. My second preference is Miriam. I have no explainable reason for either decision, my brain just chose those two.

  39. Maryanne says:

    Although I think Freyja suits this pattern just fine, I could also see it being named Athena. It is such a simple and well thoght out design that it should be named after a godess known for her intelligence.

  40. Courtney L. says:

    I place my vote with Miriam. Both Freya and Miriam have a gentle tone to them which i think matches the subtlety and sophistication of this pattern.

  41. Anett Kiefer says:

    I like Athena best. Second comes Juno.
    The sweater looks lovely.

  42. Traci Frederick says:

    Miriam seems perfect for this sweater! Graceful and understated.

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