01/31 • COCOKNITS EMMA A/B KAL • Community Knitting Together, January 31-April 10

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We are joining up with our good friends at Cocoknits in their first ever knit-a-long! Soon we will cast on an Emma A or B sweater from the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book. This is an excellent intro to the Cocoknits Method or wonderful refresher for those of you who have participated in our past Cocoknits classes. If you've already tried the Cocoknits Method and want something a little more challenging, feel free to add cables, stitch patterns, colorwork, whatever you need to make it a fun knit for you....no matter how much you customize, if you started from the base of an Emma Version A or B, we're happy to have you in our KAL. Plus, we'd love you to share your tips, tricks, and modifications with the rest of the group! Be sure to register for the KAL with both Cattywampus to get your participant discount (10% off all required materials) and with Cocoknits to get the emails with all the tips and tricks. Every week or two Cocoknits will send you an email letting you know the next steps, tips and tricks with your sweater, and answer popular customer questions. Our official Cocoknits KAL meetups are on Friday afternoons 3-5 pm, but you are welcome to knit and gather whenever it works for you. If you're late to the knit-a-long and didn't receive an email in time, it's all good! Cocoknits will add them to their KAL page, after the email has been sent, so you can catch up

• cast o
• knitting in the round
• picking up stitches
• following a pattern

MATERIALS REQUIRED10% off at Cattywampus for KAL participants
• Cocoknits Sweater Workshop Book 
• Approximately 700 (800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) yards bulky weight yarn for long sleeves
• Cocoknits Colorful Stitch Markers
• Cocoknits Stitch Holder or scrap yarn
• US 11 (8 mm) circular needles, 40" length, plus 24" or 32" length
• US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, any length, for working bind off
• US 0-3 (2-3.25 mm) double point or circular needles, for picking up stitches
• Cocoknits Knitting Row Counter (optional, but helpful)

Week 1: January 31-February 6, Prep! Get inspired, select yarn, watch helpful videos
Week 2: February 7-13, Pattern Sections 1-3
Week 3-4: February 14-27, Filling out the Cocoknits Worksheet
Week 5-6: February 28-March 12, Sleeves & Body
Week 7-8: March 13-27, Finishing & Blocking
Week 9-10: March 28-April 9, You Got This! Finish & Share
Finito! April 10, Grand Prize Winner Announced

There's no instructor for knit-a-longs. It's a chance to enjoy knitting a common project along with others. This Cocoknits lead KAL will offer support through weekly emails with instructional tips. Our official Cocoknits KAL meetups are on Friday afternoons 3-5 pm, but you are welcome to knit and gather whenever it works for you. 

At the end of the Knit-a-Long, Cocoknits will select someone to win the Knitter’s Block and Sweater Care Kit! In order to be selected, all you need to do is post a picture of your work-in-progress or final picture to Instagram or Facebook. Don't forget to join the community by using the hashtag #cocoknitskal and #cattywampuscrafts! If you also use the hashtag #cocoknitsmethod on Instagram you'll also be considered for Cocoknit's monthly $100 gift card winner.