Kigi Pullover Yarn Kit - Collab between KOKON and Yamagara


KIGI is a new collaboration between KOKON Yarn and Bernice Lim (@yamagara on instagram). Bernice best describes the start of the their collaboration in the following way "it began when Michelle @kokonyarn saw a picture of a ceramic plate I made. she asked if she could use the colours on the plate to create a set of colour ways which I could use for a design.

In our discussions we took much effort working on the colourways, design ides and even decided that our collaboration should include a tote bag illustrated by my daughter and something handmade by me in my ceramics, which will be fired by a good friend. 

I appreciate Michelle's sensitivity throughout the process. Her yarns beautifully reflect the colours on the plate and her thoughtfulness and patience has made this project a blessing and joy."

This unique kit was inspired by Bernice's pottery @mossypotssy. Bernice is not only a wonderful knitwear designer but also a talented ceramicist.

The Kigi Yarn kit combines beautiful yarn (hand dyed by Michelle), knitwear, ceramics (buttons by Bernice) and a special kit bag illustrated by Bernice's daughter Joanne.

Unfortunately these limited edition kits have sold out however I have put yarn kits together for you in the same yarn base used for the original kit.....or choose your own colours from the great range of Kokon Merino Linen Yarn available.


Kigi is a seamless top-down pullover that is first knitted flat from the neck. The lace pattern, with integrated buttonholes, is worked from charts. The yoke is joined for working in the round after the button bands are completed. The pullover is then worked in the round to the hem and cuffs in colourways that are blended from the lightest to the darkest. Tips are given on colourway distribution and colour blending to create smoother transitions. Instruction videos are included to demonstrate how to sew buttons securely onto the garment with the use of crochet circles. You may use plain buttons instead of crochet circles.


Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) : 87 (97, 107, 117.5) 127.5 (138, 148, 158.5, 168.5) cm / 34¼ (38¼, 42¼, 46¼) 50¼ (54¼, 58¼, 62¼, 66¼)“

Sample was knit in Size 2 with + 10.5 cm / 4¼” ease at bust. Suggested ease: + 10 -15 cm / 4 - 6”.


Fingering weight
Kokon Yarn Merino Linen
(360 m / 393 yards per 100 g skein, 90% merino wool, 10% linen )

3 colourways are used in the design.
The total amount of yarn required for all 3 colourways are as follows:

Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4) 5 (6, 7, 8, 9):
3 (3, 3, 4)4 (4, 4, 5, 5) 100g skeins of KOKON Yarn Merino Linen (360 m / 393 yards per 100 g skein, 90% merino wool, 10% linen).

Number of skeins per colourway
Colour 1 (C1, lightest) : 1 (1, 1, 2) 2 (2, 2, 3, 3)
Colour 2 (C2) : 1
Colour 3 (C3, darkest) : 1

Sample colours
C1: Kigi 1; C2: Kigi 2; C3: Kigi 3

You may knit your sweater in a single colour. In this case, refer to the total number of skeins listed above.

Yardage is an estimate. If you knit your garment longer than the measurements indicated in the schematic, you will need more yarn.


One 2.75 mm / US 2 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” or longer
One 3.25 mm / US 3 circular needle, 60 cm / 24” or longer
One 3.25 mm / US3 dpn for joining button bands
One (set) 3.25 mm / US 3 preferred needles for working sleeves in the round
One crochet hook of approximately 3.25 mm / D-3 for bobbles and optional crochet circles

Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

GAUGE (after blocking)

23.5 sts and 33 rows = 10 cm / 4” in Stockinette st with 3.25 mm / US 3 needle.


Stitch marker, cable needles, stitch holder or waste yarn, tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

3 buttons. The sample uses buttons that are approximately 18 mm (11/16”) in diameter. Choose buttons that go through your buttonholes rather snugly.

Optional: 3 plain buttons of similar size or slightly smaller than buttons of your choice (see p.12). Choose them in a colour that matches yarn colour C1.

Below is a the link to Ravelry where you can purchase a digital copy of the Kigi Pullover pattern.

All images of Bernice, the yarn from the original kit and the porcelain buttons are courtesy of @yamagara and @kokonyarn

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