Kago

Knitting
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1006 - 1673 yards (920 - 1530 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished chest measurements 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm / 39¼“ (43¼”, 47¼“, 51¼”, 55”, 59”)
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Kago is a sweater, worked sideways and seamlessly from sleeve to sleeve. It features two textured panels, one on the left sleeve, and another one looks like you have thrown over a scarf, that is slightly longer than the rest of the body. The invisible side seam and the fine edging along the neckline give Kago a sophisticated look.

Knit with a DK to worsted weight yarn, it is a quick knit and the construction keeps you entertained throughout knitting.

Note: Due to the construction, the body and the sleeves have different gauges. To choose your needle size, go for the numbers for the sleeves.
The textured pattern has a lower row gauge before washing and blocking, but when washed and blocked it is similar to the stockinette one.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) with finished chest measurements 100 (110, 120, 130, 140, 150) cm / 39¼“ (43¼”, 47¼“, 51¼”, 55”, 59”)
This sweater is designed to be worn with 8–18 cm / 3¼“–7” positive ease.

Sample is shown in size S in colorway Star.

YARDAGE
5 (6, 7, 7, 8, 9) skeins Kokon DK Merino or approx. 920 (1060, 1180, 1285, 1420, 1530) m /1005 (1160, 1290, 1410, 1550, 1670) yd DK or worsted weight yarn to obtain given gauge

Everybody knits differently, so given yardage is an estimate.

GAUGE
18.5 sts x 28 rows per 10 cm / 4“ for both stitch patterns FOR SLEEVES with needle 4.50 mm / US7 after washing and blocking
17 sts x 29 rows per 10 cm / 4” for both stitch patterns FOR BODY (due to weight of the sweater) with needle 4.50 mm / US7 after washing and blocking

Take time to check gauge, and adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

NEEDLES
4.50 mm / US7 circular needle 120 cm / 48” long
1 set 4.50 mm / US7 DPNs (if not working the sleeves with magic loop)

NOTIONS
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches

REQUIRED TECHNIQUES
Cable CO, Provisional CO with circular needle; knit and purl stitches;
increases: M1L, M1R, LLI, LLIp, RLI, RLIp; decreases: k2tog, p2tog, ssk, ssp;
picking up sts around neck, grafting using Kitchener Stitch, Purl Decrease BO

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

Pattern has been test knit and tech edited.
Thanks to Michelle for your trust and collaboration.