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Midwest Machine Knitters' Collaborative

June - July 2023 Knit-Along

Kickin’ Around
By Mary Anne Oger











This pattern is published in Knitwords issue 5, Summer 1998, page 16 & 17.



Project description 

A classically styled V-neck pullover with set in sleeves.  

Mary Anne creates a lacy all over pattern by leaving needles out of work and manipulating the tension on horizontal rows to create a timeless design. 

Hems and neckline are finished in rolled stockinette, which eliminates the need for a ribber.


The pattern is written for four sizes.  

Meeting Information 

This Knit Along project is scheduled for the month of June. Our meetings will be held every Thursday  evening in June at 6:30 pm CDT via Zoom. Our reveal will be done at the July MMKC meeting. Mary  Anne assures us it’s an easy project! 

Prior to the first meeting, please gather the pattern and review the requirements. 

All members are invited to attend these project sessions.  All meetings will be held via Zoom.  The MMKC standard Zoom ID and password will be used to gain access.

Knit-A-Long Dates

Thursday, June 1, 2023, 6:30pm am CST

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 6:30pm am CST

Thursday, June 15, 2023, 6:30 pm CST

Thursday, June 22, 2023, 6:30pm am CST

Thursday, June 29, 2023, 6:30pm am CST

Tuesday, July 10, 2023, 7 pm CST  is the reveal at our monthly meeting of MMKC

Meeting ID: 878 0627 8288
Passcode: mmkcknit

Machine Requirement 

This sweater is can be knit on a wide range of machines. The pattern is written for a Studio LK-150. 


The stitch gauge for this pattern is 23 stitches and 28 rows over 4"/10cm. The suggested yarn for this sweater has been discontinued. Paton’s Rio was a cotton acrylic blend in a  DK weight. The yardage was 240 yards in 100 grams/3.5 ounces. Research into substitutions found  possible yarns. (You can also find more yarn substitutions here.)

  1. Jeans by Yarn Art, a fine weight 55% cotton 45% acrylic blend. Yardage is 174 yards in 50  grams/1.75 ounces ​

  2. Coboo, by Lion Brand, a light DK weight cotton, bamboo blend. Yardage is 232 yards in 100  grams/3.5 ounces. 

  3. Simply Soft, by Caron, a 100% acrylic light DK weight. Yardage is 315 yards in 170 grams/6  ounces (solid color) 

  4. Softee, by Bernat, 60% Cotton, 40% acrylic blend. Yardage is 254 yards in 120 grams/ 4.2  ounces. 

  5. Crème Cotton by Loops & Threads, a 87% Cotton, 13% nylon “medium weight yarn”. Yardage is  324 yards in 150 grams/5.29 ounces. Notes this yarn is available in multiple weights.  This weight and yardage is for the Premire variety.

  6. Cotton Fair by Premire, 52% Cotton, 48% acrylic blend. Yardage is 317 yards in 100 grams/3.5  ounces. 

  7. Feels Like Butta, buy Lion Brand Yarns, 100% polyester yarn. Yardage is 218 yards in 100  grams/3.5 ounces. 

  8. Cotton Cakes by Caron, 60% cotton,40% acrylic yarn. Yardage is 530 yards in 250 grams/8.8  ounces. 

  9. Happy Cotton by Estako, 60% Cotton, 40% acrylic yarn. Yardage is 180 yards in 50 grams/1.76  ouncces. 

  10. Softfun by Sheepjes, 60% Cotton, 40% acrylic yarn. Yardage is140 meters in 50 grams.


Recalculation may be required based on your yarn and machine selection. 


All members are welcome to join in the project! Those wanting to participate should contact Cindy  Erickson, prior to the first meeting at

Designer Notes 

Mary Anne Oger is a machine knitting designer and instructor from Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. She  publishes machine knitting books and patterns for the whole family. She writes with clear instruction  and wearable, timeless design. Her books and patterns are a must haves. 

From 1997 to 2010, she published Knitwords magazine. Our project comes from her fifth magazine in  the series. 

A friend of MMKC and the Upper Midwest dealers, Mary Anne has been a key instructor for our group  and dealer seminars. Her knitwear is inspirational.

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