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BM005: 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 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.

IMPORTANT:  Students will need to knit a gauge swatch of at least 5” X 5” 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.

This is a 4 part class. Please try to attend all sessions for best results.

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.

NoteClass and workshop fees can be credited to your account or transferable up to two weeks before the start of the class. We cannot credit accounts or transfer after that.
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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.

BM005: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop

$ 105.00