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Cocoknits Sweater Workshop - Knit the Emma Sweater



In this virtual workshop, you’ll learn the Cocoknits Method for sweater construction, which offers a unique, comfortable fit for a wide range of body shapes and sizes. This method uses top-down knitting that incorporates increases at specific intervals to create truly three-dimensional shaping that doesn’t require seaming when you’re done. The neck, shoulders, and yoke are created together, so the shaping is softly sloped to hug the body in a flattering way.

You’ll knit one of three Emma sweater designs; two pullovers, and one cardigan (see images below).  For this first foray into learning the Cococknits method, we are offering two chunky yarn selections for this class (see Materials).  Once you’re comfortable with the method, you can explore many variations!

After you register for the workshop, you’ll receive an email with more details and a form to provide your yarn selection, yardage, and other materials you will need.  We’ll compile a kit with your yarn, your Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book (if you don't already own it), and any other products in time for the class.

We will meet weekly for four weeks via Zoom (virtual meeting app), and then three weeks later to show off your finished sweater and celebrate all your successes!  Each session will include instruction, time for questions and support, and short videos where Julie explains the key techniques for that section, which we’ll then discuss in more detail.

We will use the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book for our patterns, for the worksheet, and for other resources throughout the course.  If you don’t already have a copy, you may purchase it at the same time you purchase your yarn.  

In registering for this workshop, you also agree to purchase your yarn and class materials from our shop.  Registration closes on July 31 to ensure we can order the materials in time to begin the workshop on August 15.


Workshop Session Dates
Saturdays, August 15, 22, 29, September 5, and September 26 (Celebration)

Prerequisite Skills

To participate in this workshop, you should be able to independently and confidently cast on using the long-tail method, knit flat and in the round, purl, decrease (SSK and K2tog), and bind off.  

We will provide instructions for all other techniques needed for your sweater.

Technical Requirements

  • This class will be delivered via Zoom, a virtual conferencing application.  To get the most out of this class, we recommend using:

    • Laptop or desktop computer OR an iPad or tablet (we don’t recommend participation by iPhone/smartphone because we’ll be demonstrating and sharing videos that benefit from a larger screen).

    • Stable internet connection.

    • Zoom, already set up.  You should have a basic familiarity with using the app.

Materials Needed 

Please purchase yarn and Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book from A Yarn Less Raveled (items marked with an asterisk* are required for this workshop):

  • Yarn Options* (calculate your required yardage based on the version requirements and yarn option you select, see below): 

    • Berroco Ultra Wool Chunky (100% Superwash Wool, 100g/145 yds) $14/skein (before class discount)

    • Woolfolk LUFT (55% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino® and 45% Organic Pima Cotton, 50g/109 yds) $20/skein (before class discount)

    • Include approximately 50 yds for a swatch

    • 10% one-time discount on yarn for your sweater  

  • Knitting Needles (Circular)*: 

    • US 9, 10, AND 11 (32” and 40” or longer)

    • US 2, 3, OR 4 in either DPN or circular (for picking up stitches)

  • Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book* (with fresh worksheet from the back of the book)

  • Cocoknits Colored Jumbo Stitch Markers* (You'll receive one set of 6 markers as a gift from AYLR with your class/yarn/book purchase)

  • Stitch holder, waste yarn, or Cocoknits Leather Cord/Needle Stitch Holder

  • Yarn snips or scissors

  • Tape measure


Your Sweater Options

Emma (Version A - V-Neck)

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements
  • Finished Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5) in / 85 (95, 105, 116, 126, 136) cm
  • Finished Length: 17.75 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5) in / 45 (48, 52, 54, 55, 56) cm

Yarn

Approximately 700 (800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) yds / 640 (730, 870, 1005, 1145, 1280) m bulky weight yarn for long sleeves


Emma (Version B - Boat Neck)

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements
  • Finished Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5)in / 85 (95, 105, 116, 126, 136) cm
  • Finished Length: 17.75 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5)in / 45 (48, 52, 54, 55, 56) cm

Yarn

Approximately 700 (800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) yds / 640 (730, 870, 1005, 1145, 1280) m bulky weight yarn for long sleeves


Emma (Version C - Cardigan)

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements
  • Finished Bust: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55) in / 87 (97, 107, 117, 127, 137) cm
  • Finished Length: 25.5 (27, 28, 28.5, 29.5, 30) in / 65 (69, 71, 72, 75, 76) cm

Yarn

Approximately 720 (840, 960, 1150, 1250, 1350) yds / 660 (770, 880, 1050, 1140, 1230) m bulky-weight yarn

Book Description

This book, Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, shares Julie Weisenberger’s system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy-to-follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three-dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.
All designs are worked from the neckline down, so once the neck and yoke area are established, the knitter can just cruise through generating the sweater and not worry about counting or losing track of their place in the pattern. Another advantage of knitting top-down is the ability to try on your garment as you work, to ensure the fit is right.

In addition to all-new patterns, Julie has dedicated a section of the book to an in-depth guide to choosing the right patterns for your figure type with considerations for colorwork, textured stitches, and hemlines all working in concert to create the right silhouette for you.


Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details: To participate in this workshop, you should be able to independently and confidently cast on using the long-tail method, knit flat and in the round, purl, decrease (SSK and K2tog), and bind off. We will provide instructions for all other techniques needed for your sweater.
Materials Included: Workshop Handout, 6 Jumbo Cocoknits Stitch Markers, and an A Yarn Less Raveled Needle Gauge
Instructor: Mindy O
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