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Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater with Leslie Owen
Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater with Leslie Owen
Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater with Leslie Owen
Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater with Leslie Owen
Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater with Leslie Owen
Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater with Leslie Owen
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Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater with Leslie Owen

Aranea Craft Studio

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Cocoknits Method Sweater Workshop: Knit the Emma Sweater

Next Session Starting January 14, 2023! (5 sessions)


Price includes 10 hours of instruction and between-class support. In registering for this class, you agree to purchase your yarn from this shop. (Be sure to include your email and phone number during registration)

In this workshop, you’ll learn the Cocoknits Method for sweater construction designed by Julie Weisenberger, which offers a unique, comfortable fit for a wide range of body shapes and sizes. This method uses top-down knitting that incorporates increases at specific intervals to create truly three-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.

You’ll knit one of three Emma sweater designs; options are, two pullovers, and one cardigan.  For this first foray into learning the Cocoknits method, we are offering two chunky yarn selections for this class (see Materials).  Once you’re comfortable with the method, you can explore many variations!

After you register for the workshop, you’ll receive an email with more details and a form to provide your yarn selection, yardage, and other materials you will need.  We’ll compile a kit with your yarn, your Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book (if you ordered it), and any other products and gifts in time for the class.  You will receive a one-time 10% discount on your purchase of your sweater yarn.

We will meet three weeks, then two weeks and then three weeks later to show off your finished (or partially finished) sweater and celebrate all your successes!  Each session will include instruction, time for questions and support, and short videos where Julie explains the key techniques for that section, which we’ll then discuss in more detail.

We will use the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book for our patterns, for the worksheet, and for other resources throughout the course.  If you don’t already have a copy, you may purchase it at the same time you purchase your yarn.  

In registering for this workshop, you also agree to purchase your yarn and class materials from our shop.  Registration closes on December 2nd, 2022, to ensure we can order the materials and get them to you in time to begin the workshop on time.

Workshop Session Dates:

Saturdays, January 14, 21, 28, Feb 11, and Mar 11th (Five, 2hour sessions) 11a-1p

Prerequisite Skills:

To participate in this workshop, you should be able to independently and confidently cast on using the long-tail method, knit flat and in the round, purl, decrease (SSK and K2tog), and bind off.  

We will provide instructions for all other techniques needed for your sweater.

Materials Needed: 

  • Please purchase specified yarn and Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book (if not previously owned) from Aranea Craft Studio:
  • Yarn Options* (calculate your required yardage based on the version requirements and yarn option you select, see below):
  • Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 100g/128 yds) $13.49/skein (before class discount)
  • Woolfolk LUFT (55% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino® and 45% Organic Pima Cotton, 50g/109 yds) $20/skein (before class discount)
  • The sweater quantities below include approximately 50 extra yds for a swatch and practice neck and shoulder sections
  • 10% one-time discount on yarn for your sweater will be applied to your order. 
  • Knitting Needles (Circular)*:
    • US 9, 10, 10.5, AND 11 (32” and 40” or longer)
    • US 2, 3, OR 4 in either DPN or circular (for picking up stitches)
  • Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book* (with fresh worksheet from the back of the book).  If you already own this book, you don't need to purchase it again.  We do carry the Cocoknits Worksheet Journal if you need a collection of clean worksheets.
  • Cocoknits Colored Stitch Markers* (You'll receive one set of 6 markers as a gift from us with your class/yarn/book purchase)
  • Stitch holder, waste yarn, or Cocoknits Leather Cord/Needle Stitch Holder
  • Yarn snips or scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning needle 

Your Sweater Options

Emma A

Emma (Version A - V-Neck)

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements
  • Finished Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5) in / 85 (95, 105, 116, 126, 136) cm
  • Finished Length: 17.75 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5) in / 45 (48, 52, 54, 55, 56) cm
Yarn
Approximately 700 (800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) yds / 640 (730, 870, 1005, 1145, 1280) m bulky weight yarn for long sleeves

 

Emma (Version B - Boat Neck)

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements
  • Finished Bust: 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 45.5, 49.5, 53.5)in / 85 (95, 105, 116, 126, 136) cm
  • Finished Length: 17.75 (19, 20.5, 21.5, 22, 22.5)in / 45 (48, 52, 54, 55, 56) cm
Yarn
Approximately 700 (800, 950, 1100, 1250, 1400) yds / 640 (730, 870, 1005, 1145, 1280) m bulky weight yarn for long sleeves

 

Emma (Version C - Cardigan)

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements
  • Finished Bust: 35 (39, 43, 47, 51, 55) in / 87 (97, 107, 117, 127, 137) cm
  • Finished Length: 25.5 (27, 28, 28.5, 29.5, 30) in / 65 (69, 71, 72, 75, 76) cm
Yarn

Approximately 720 (840, 960, 1150, 1250, 1350) yds / 660 (770, 880, 1050, 1140, 1230) m bulky-weight yarn


Book Description

This book, Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, shares Julie Weisenberger’s system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy-to-follow customized worksheet. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three-dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

All designs are worked from the neckline down, so once the neck and yoke area are established, the knitter can just cruise through generating the sweater and not worry about counting or losing track of their place in the pattern. Another advantage of knitting top-down is the ability to try on your garment as you work, to ensure the fit is right.

In addition to all-new patterns, Julie has dedicated a section of the book to an in-depth guide to choosing the right patterns for your figure type with considerations for colorwork, textured stitches, and hemlines all working in concert to create the right silhouette for you.


Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Skills: To participate in this workshop, you should be able to independently and confidently cast on using the long-tail method, knit flat and in the round, purl, decrease (SSK and K2tog), and bind off. We will provide instructions for all other techniques needed for your sweater.

*Materials Included:

Workshop Handout and 6 Cocoknits Stitch Markers

Key Class Details:

  • Duration: 5 sessions, 10 hours total
  • Maximum 6 students per class; Minimum 2 students
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • REQUIRED: Please provide your email and phone number with your registration for essential class communication.

Instructor:

Leslie O

    Teacher Bio:

    Leslie has been knitting and crocheting since 2003.  She is a big sweater knitter, but she makes all sorts of things.  Leslie teaches classes for beginners to advanced.  She is also a maker and small business owner of progress keepers/charms, shawl pins, and jewelry.

    We have 6 spots available. The minimum number of students to run the class is 2.

    For the safety and security of the students and staff, please wear a mask at all times to prevent the spread of germs. We will also now require proof of vaccination at the beginning of the first class. Thank you!


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