Our Cocoknits Sweater Method Knit-Along will meet on Zoom to learn about and work on your first, or sixth, Cocoknits Sweater. This smaller group will run concurrently with the official Cocoknits KAL for Franca. While Julie will send out emails to encourage you and to teach you new techniques, we will meet five times in a group of 15 to go over any tricky parts and to cheer each other on. As a member of Stix's knit-along, you will be invited to attend 3 "office hours" with Julie, and there will be chances to win prizes from Stix and Cocoknits!
This method is for the knitter who enjoys learning new techniques, likes details, and follows directions well.
If this is your first Cocoknits sweater, I would highly recommend starting with Emma, either v neck, boat neck or cardigan. Emma uses bulky weight yarn and you will be able to stay on track for finishing it in 8 weeks. If you love the look of Franca, you can go ahead with that one knowing that it uses worsted weight yarn, has many added details which will be covered in Julie's emails, and will take more time to finish.
Prerequisite skills: you must already know how to knit and purl, and have made a sweater before. Knowledge of magic loop is helpful. This is an adventurous intermediate to advanced project.
What you will learn: The Cocoknits Method, invisible increases, picking up stitches, knitting top-down, fit-as-you-go, and so much more!
Materials: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop book, sweater pattern if you choose a sweater not included in the book, yarn, gauge needles, a needle half the size of gauge needle for working BO, a very small double pointed needle for picking up stitches, Cocoknits Colorful Stitch Markers, tapestry needle.
Homework: You need to decide on which sweater and purchase the yarn you want to use for it. Email, call or come in to discuss your options.
Schedule: We will meet 5 Saturdays via Zoom beginning Saturday, Feb 6 at 10am. Optional 3 Office Hours with Julie Weisenberger (also on Saturdays).
After you register, you will receive an email with more details about schedule, yarn, and tools.
The $20 fee for the knit-along covers all meeting times. Since this is one of our first virtual instruction events, we are limiting the number of students and have set the inaugural cost low. We appreciate the opportunity to learn this new teaching-with-technology skill with you while we share our knitting knowledge online!