08/31 • COCOKNITS SWEATER WORKSHOP • Intermediate Knitting, August 31 (10-5 pm) Saturday

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We are beyond excited to have Julie Weisenberger - creator of Cocoknits tools, patterns, and techniques - coming to Cattywampus to teach her famous Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop! Julie has developed gorgeous techniques for knitting seamless, perfectly shaped garments. This workshop will introduce you to the Cocoknits Method and kick off any Cocoknits project you desire. So whichever sweater you choose to make in the workshop, you'll get the skills and techniques to make many more variations. Come in a browse the possibilities in the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop pattern book or check out her patterns on the Cocoknits website.

The Cocoknits Method uses English tailoring, which is very common in ready-to-wear. If you look in your wardrobe, chances are you will find a store-bought sweater or knitwear piece featuring English Tailored shoulders. It is a technique of finishing the shoulders which has several advantages.

  • It’s much easier to work than a traditional hand-knit sweater finish.

  • It’s neater looking because the pieces fit together like a puzzle.

  • It fits better because, like turning a heel in a sock, you knit a 3-D “pocket” that fits your shoulder.

  • It is less bulky because it moves the seam which normally sits on top of the shoulder to the back of the shoulder.

Most of Cocoknits's traditional sweater patterns are knitted using this technique and it is written into the pattern. Julie uses it for both bottom-up sweaters, which are mostly seamless, and have developed a technique for top-down sweaters, which are completely seamless. The baby sweater is a great one to practice on before doing an entire adult sweater if you think you might want a little practice first. You can decide if it’s a technique you like and wish to use in the future.

In class, we will CO and knit top-down and seamlessly the yoke of any Cocoknits project you desire. You will be introduced to the concept and setup of how to use the Cocoknits Method and how English tailoring works. 

• Cocoknits Method
• using the Cocoknits Worksheet
• kll / klr / pll / plr (increase stitches)

MATERIALS REQUIRED • 10% off for class participants
• Cocoknits Sweater Workshop (or individual pattern)
• Cocoknits Stitch Markers (6 different colors - included in one package)
• whatever yarn, needles, tools, and notions your Cocoknits pattern requires

TIME • 6 hours instruction + 1 hour lunch break

• knit and purl
• cast on and bind off
• basic increase and decrease stitches
• have knit a few accessories
• basic finishing techniques

You may wish to familiarize yourself with the increases KLL, KRL, PLL, PRL on the cocoknits channel at youtube.com prior to class.

TEACHER • Julie Weisenberger, designer and author of Cocoknits.

Classes and workshops can be refunded if the event is more than 5 days from the date of the refund request. Classes may be canceled within 2 days of the event if there are not enough registrations, in which case a full refund would be provided.