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  • October 15, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment

    We've had several classes on the Cocoknits Method, and everyone has been very happy with their sweaters.  It's a great method, and a fun class with some new techniques to learn, as well as innovative applications of a lot of the skills you already have. It's not hard, but it is new, and this full-day class will take you from start to finish through the fiddly bits.  

    If you're wondering if the Cocoknits method is for you, here are five reasons you might like it

    1. The sweaters are worked in the round, so if you hate seaming, that's probably reason enough to take the class
    2. Unlike most in-the-round sweaters, Cocoknits designs have set in sleeves, which tend to be more universally flattering
    3. It's designed by Julie Weisenberger, one of my favorite designers. She's an accomplished knitter and designer who understands the technical details needed to make garments that fit and flatter
    4. The sweaters in designed for this method are very stylish -- clean, chic, and current.
    5. Once you're set up and your worksheet is filled out, you can relax and knit - just follow worksheet, row by row.
    6. Ok, I said 5, but here's a bonus reason. The patterns are flexible - you want a different neckline, it's easy to make that happen. Longer or shorter sleeves? No problem. More length in the body? Go for it. I gave my Emma more body length, longer sleeves, and a shallower neckline. And that was on my first go!

     Pretty good stuff, eh?  Go ahead - sign up here. In the class you'll be knitting Emma, the cover design. Jenny and I have both knit Emma - Jenny's is in super bulky, and here is mine in luxurious worsted weight Shibui Drift

    I love this sweater and have to stop myself from wearing it every day! 

    Once you get the hang of the Cocoknits Method, you'll be ready for one of these other fabulous designs worked in the same way. There's Rosa, a smart little pullover with a stylish hi-lo hem. It would be perfect in Aalta Truth or Stitch Sprouts Yellowstone.

    Madeline is a cute striped cardigan worked in sport weight for a nice light summer garment.  I would probably go with Lunar and Twig, because I just can't get enough of that combination!

    Probably the most fun to knit is Kiki, a cozy cabled cardigan worked in worsted weight.  How gorgeous would this be in Juniper Moon Moonshine!  Or how about lovely hand-dyed Hazelknits Cadence.  Fabulous. 

    Julie is coming out with new designs all the time, but they all start with a solid understanding of the Cocoknits Method, so sign up here and get ready for a fun new way to knit sweaters.

    1 Response

    Kathy Mitchell
    Kathy Mitchell

    October 24, 2018

    Dear Ellen,
    This sounds so nice to work but, I would need to live close by to get pointers at least once a week. I haven’t even made 1 sweater yet.
    May be one of these days I’ll be staying for a long visit with my sister Evelyn Leland, so I could try this method.

    Thanks for the posts.

    Kathy Mitchell

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