Cocoknits Sweater Workshop June 17 & 18

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Despite admiring Julie Weisenberger’s designs for ages, I’ve never managed to sit down and actually get started with the Cocoknits method. So of course I’m tremendously excited that Julie is coming to Knit Purl in June to teach a workshop about how to knit sweaters that actually fit and flatter the figure. After taking a sneak peak at the schedule, I can confirm that this day-long class (which will be offered two times during the weekend) is not to be missed.

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You’ll want to arrive fully caffeinated, because Julie is starting the day by jumping into the introduction of the Cocoknits method for seamless, top-down sweaters. With tailored shoulders and a customized fit simplified by a thorough set of worksheets, Julie’s method makes it easy to create a sweater that suits your body type. With video and hands-on demonstrations, Julie will clarify the techniques she uses to achieve a perfect finish. And that’s all before lunch!

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After lunch (from one of the local food carts – or perhaps Portland icon Tasty N Alder?), Julie will help you fill in your worksheets, and walk you through the tricky first two sections of a top-down sweater: creating the upper back and shoulders. You’ll leave the workshop with a good start on a new sweater, as well as a completed worksheet to make finishing your sweater a breeze.

Julie then moves into the tangled topic of yarn choices – she’ll walk you through her strategies for pairing a yarn with a pattern, and help you make wise choices for your own Cocoknits sweater. I’m thinking of using Shibui Knits Twig for the swingy Lizzie cardigan, but still need to choose a color; but of course, I might end up changing my mind – the garter stitch cardigan Tallulah is pretty appealing, too.

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Both classes have already filled up but you can sign up for the waitlist by emailing us at Also feel free to join us June 17, 3-6pm. Julie will be available to answer questions, sign copies of her book, talk about her trunk show – and the samples will be available to try on, too, perfect for answering any lingering questions about fit! 

Have you knit one of Julie’s designs? Which one are you eager to cast on?




May 15, 2017 by Guest Blogger
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