In this workshop, Julie Weisenberger teaches the Cocoknits Method of sweater knitting, outlined in her book Cocoknits Sweater Workshop . We will cover the first four sections of the Cocoknits Method, including instruction on how to use the Cocoknits Method Worksheet in coordination with colored stitch markers. A pattern for a baby sweater will be provided, which students may consider a practice swatch, or work to completion on their own.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; have knit a few accessories; basic finishing techniques
Familiarize yourself with the increases KLL, KRL, PLL, PRL - we have videos of each one on our website (cocoknits.com) as well as written instructions in the book. Gauge is not really important for baby sweater, but you can do a swatch just to make sure that you enjoy working with the needles size and yarn you’ve chosen.
YARN: 300–400 yards of worsted / bulky / chunky weight yarn - for baby sweater gauge 16 st/24 rows to 4in. - pattern is a 12 month size, larger gauge yarn will yield larger size sweater. If you are merely knitting a sample to learn the method, gauge does not matter. Note it is helpful to use a light colored yarn that is fairly smooth (not boucle, for instance) and easy to work with and see your stitches.
NEEDLES: -circular needle appropriate for your chosen yarn, usually a US 8–11. Needle should be 30" or longer with a soft, flexible cord. -one skinny (US 0–2) circ needle (any length) or dpn - for picking up sts.
NOTIONS: -6 colored stitch markers (red, green, orange, blue, violet, yellow) -Optional - smartphone or tablet to view technique videos. -Class handout. The last page (with the worksheet) should be printed in color if at all possible! -pencil, scissors.