The CocoKnits Sweater Workshop has been developed and refined over years of knitting, designing and teaching thousands to knit. It has created a visual way to track knitting progress by customizing a color-coded worksheet that guides you through the creation of a complete sweater.
This method uses top-down knitting that incorporates increases at specific intervals to create truly 3 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, rather than squared pieces sewn together which turns out too boxy.
We are offering two types of class, one for folks who are new to the CocoKnits Method and a refresher course for those who have already taken the course, but may need a little help starting a new project.
Class Supply List
- Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book
- Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet (provided)
- Colored stitch markers
- 1 ball of aran, chunky, or bulky yarn
- Circular needles in size 9–11 (either one 40” or longer or 3 separate circulars)
- Smaller skinny needle in any size (double pointed or circular)
- Yarn snips or scissors
- Tape measure or ruler
- Blank paper for notes (or use back of your worksheet)
- Smartphone or tablet for viewing technique videos on the COCOKNITS YOUTUBE CHANNEL(optional)
The Fibre Studio will offer a 15% discount on all products purchased for the workshop.
Before Class Homework
Make a gauge swatch with your yarn
- Read through first couple of chapters of the book and Emma pattern
- Be familiar with Cocoknits Method increases
- Watch technique videos COCOKNITS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
- Prepare to bring devices in order to watch videos
This workshop will be broken down into five sections. All classes will be from 10:30AM-12:30PM.
Section I - September 11, 2021 - Stitches are cast on for the back neck and increases worked to create the upper back. Stitches are picked up from the sides of the upper back to create the right and left shoulders.
Section II - October 2, 2021 - Stitches are worked across left shoulder, picked up and create left sleeve, worked across back, picked up to create right sleeve and worked across right shoulder. This is also where you place Colored Stitch Markers to delineate each part of the sweater yoke.
Section IV - October 9, 2021 - The rest of the yoke is worked following your customized color-coded CocoKnits Worksheet. Your Worksheet will tell you where the shaping happens in relation to the markers (before or after). Now you can cruise along with knitting and don't have to count or read abbreviations as you knit.
Section V - October 16, 2021 - Once the yoke is complete, the body of your garment is worked seamlessly down to the hem and cuffs. It's easy to try on your sweater as you work and adjust, if necessary. Then all you have to do is sew up the underarm, and your sweater is ready to wear! Another advantage to the CocoKnits Method is when you complete your sweater, you will have a customized pattern to work again in a different yarn or colorway with all the shaping in the right places for you.