Kago Knit Along
Kago starts Jan 27th, 2021 (Wed)
Yarn must be purchased from YFE to join the KAL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn to hold stitches
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