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 on the Cocoknits website 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.
For those taking the course for the first time, 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.
For those repeating the course, personalized instruction will be given for either completion of the student’s first project or assistance in constructing a new sweater.
Materials and Equipment Required:
Model is the style “Emma,” knit in size 1X with Juniper Moon Zooey.
–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.
Skill Level: Intermediate. This is not a class to learn how to knit.This is a 4 part class. Please try to attend all sessions for best results.