Cocoknits Sweater Workshop: Knitting Top-Down, Seamless, Tailored Sweaters (Section C)
Instructor: Amy Wentley
Section C - Saturdays: January 26, February 9 and 23, and March 9, 2019; 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Note: we are offering two separate sections of this popular class; please be sure to note the correct dates and times for the section you enroll in!
The Cocoknits Method was developed by Julie Weisenberger and 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.
The yoke is worked following a customized color-coded Cocoknits Worksheet. Your Worksheet tells you where the shaping happens in relation to the markers (before or after). Then you cruise along with knitting and don’t have to count or read abbreviations as you knit.
Once the yoke is complete, the body and sleeves are 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! When you’ve completed your sweater, you’ll have a customized pattern to work again in a different yarn or colorway with all the shaping in the right places for you.
Experience: Students should be comfortable casting on and binding off, knitting and purling in the round, picking up stitches and doing basic increases and decreases.
- Book: "Cocoknits Sweater Workshop," by Julie Weisenberger, copies of this book are available here at the shop.
- Yarn: We will be knitting the Emma sweater versions A (long sleeved) or B (short sleeve). The pattern calls for 700 to 1400 yards of bulky yarn. If you prefer, you can knit an open weave version using a fingering weight yarn and large needles, which knits up as a summer-weight garment for layering; however, worsted or bulky weight yarn will be easier to see as you're learning. Come by the shop and we can help you choose.
- Needles: The pattern calls for size 11 circular needles 24" - 32". Before the first class, you will be given instructions for knitting a gauge swatch to determine which size needle you will use.
- Notions: Stitch markers of a variety of colors, stitch holders or waste yarn, blunt tapestry needles. Other optional needles and notions may be helpful. We'll discuss these in class.
Materials are available to purchase here at the shop.
- Refunds for pre-paid class registrations can be made only if we are notified at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of class.
- Missed classes will not be made up unless the instructor was unable to teach or the shop was closed for inclement weather.
- Refunds for missed classes cannot be made.