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BM003: The Cocoknits Sweater Workshop



This comprehensive workshop is designed to take the knitter through all the steps of producing a sweater with the Cocoknits Method of construction.  Most of the sweaters in the book use the same method, and many other patterns are available that can utilize the skills and techniques learned. 

Sweaters are seamlessly knit top down using a combination of flat and circular knitting.  When the garment is finished, the only seaming is closing up the underarm gap.  Construction begins at the back neckline and forms tailored shoulders and sleeves after picking up some stitches.

Instruction will include: full explanation of the Cocoknits Method, choosing the correct sweater size, utilizing the Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet (provided in the book) to ensure ease in knitting and shaping of the yoke without referring to written instructions, and full finishing techniques for your sweater.  

Materials and Equipment Required:

Model is the style “Lizzie,” knit in size 1X, and using Baah La Jolla, “Coral Bay.”  
****First time students need to choose from "Lizzie", "Mollie" or "Emma".****

Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book by Julie Weisenberger, available at the shop.

–Each project’s specific yarn and needle requirements are listed in the book along with the patterns.

–Necessary and optional notions are also listed on page 10 of the book, and are available at the shop.

Students will need to bring/wear a thin shirt (T-shirt) for taking measurements and a garment/sweater that fits like the one to be made.

 Students will need to knit a gauge swatch of at least 6" X 6" with the project yarn and necessary needles to achieve the gauge established for the pattern.  Make sure to measure gauge for stitch and row counts before AND after soaking/blocking the swatch.

Skill Level:  Intermediate.  This is not a class to learn how to knit.

***Yarn for the class must be purchased at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company before the first day of class.
Yarn in skeins must be wound before the first day of class.
Purchase pattern before the first day of class.***


Note: If necessary, class and workshop fees can be transferred to another class or credited to your account up to two weeks before the start of the class.

Skill Level:
intermediate
Skill Details:
Individualized fitting and custom sweater construction
Materials Included:
None
Requirements:
Must be able to read a knitting pattern, knit, purl, K2tog decreases and increases without assistance.
Instructor Name:
Becky Madison
Instructor Bio:
Becky is a retired teacher and principal from Northern California and recently moved with her husband to Long Beach. Becky learned to knit and do a variety of needle crafts as a young girl. She re-learned how to knit when pregnant by knitting an Aran sweater while she was living in Scotland.
Becky enjoys knitting for gifts, learning new techniques and sharing her skills with others.

BM003: The Cocoknits Sweater Workshop

Cost:
$ 95.00
Please purchase your yarn at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company before the first day of class.
BM003:   Sat, Mar 9, 2024 at 9:00 am to Noon
Sat, Mar 16, 2024 at 9:00 am to Noon
Sat, Mar 30, 2024 at 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Sat, Apr 6, 2024 at 9:00 am to 10:30 am
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