Class Name: Cocoknit Sweater Workshop – Knitting Top-Down, Seamless, Tailored Sweaters
Class Date: Thursdays May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
Class Hours: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Instructor: Terry King
Class Cost: $150
Skill Level: Experienced beginning and up
Class Description: This 10 hour class will lead you step by step through making a top-down, seamless, tailored sweater using the Cocoknits Method developed by Julie Weisenberger. The techniques used in the method create a beautiful fit and finish using almost any yarn.
If you need help planning your project you must attend the Saturday April 20th planning class. – This is a prerequisite for the workshop! We will go over fit, style, how to swatch, and then help you choose the best pattern and yarn combination for your body and tastes. You will then have 10 days for ordering yarn, if needed, and working up a proper gauge swatch from which we can proceed onto the next class.
May 2nd Class begins with Anatomy of a Cocoknits sweater, casting on, working the setup.
May 9th The setting up the worksheet and getting started on the yoke
May 16th Dividing for sleeves and beginning the body
May 23rd Returning to the sleeves
May 30th Binding off & Finishing
Skills you should have: Prerequisite: Planning your Cocoknits project Saturday April 20th or equivalent experience or private class. Students should be at least experienced beginners. This class can be suitable for a first sweater project.
Skills you will learn: Cocoknits method for knitting top-down, seamless, tailored sweaters which includes Fit, Style, Modifying fit, lifted increases, pickup then knit method, modified magic loop, Jeny’s super stretchy bind off, invisible horizontal seaming, and depending on your chosen pattern possibly shadow short rows (aka twin stitch), Judy’s magic cast on as a provisional cast on, and kitchener stitch.
Homework: Please purchase the book before April 20th. For May 2nd you must have a satisfactory gauge swatch worked and laundered. Please have your yarn wound (if needed) before class.
Date: May 02, 2019
Start time: 10:00 a.m.
End time: 12:00 p.m.
Venue: Yarn Refuge
Directions: 3368 Lakeside Ct. Reno, NV Next to Swill Coffee & Wine