Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet

In Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, I explain the Cocoknits Method which uses a new tool – the Cocoknits Worksheet. The colored vertical lines on the columns of the Cocoknits Worksheet correspond to the borders of sections of your sweater: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, and right front. When you select the pattern you’d like to make and have double checked that your yarn is the right gauge, fill in the stitch quantities for each section from your pattern into your Worksheet. As you set up your knitting, you will place a stitch marker of the same color as the corresponding line on your Worksheet at the border of each section.

We offer a variety of stitch markers that we created specifically to go along with this worksheet, browse all of the options here

Then just follow along with the increases and shaping you’ve filled into your Worksheet from your chosen pattern. You’ll be able to see at a glance where and when to increase without having to continually refer to the written pattern. And if you put your knitting down for a few days (or a few years), it’s very easy to see where you left off in your pattern just by checking the stitch count between the markers.

The Cocoknits Worksheet can then be your own customized pattern to make in other colorways and yarns. You can also use Cocoknits Worksheets to plan out any other seamless yoked sweater patterns.

Example of Filled Worksheet

Filled Cocoknits Worksheet Example



Hi Shelley,

Julie doesn’t have any in-person classes planned at this time. She is teaching on Vogue Knitting Live, which you may already be signed up for.

Great to hear you are ready to knit along! We are starting our “Everlasting Knit-a-Long” on 1/28/22 and we’ll be providing lots of support and information via email, here on the website, on Instagram, and on Ravelry. Be sure to sign up on 1/28 by clicking on the KAL page in the making section and you will be knitting along with the Cocoknits team. Even though we are knitting Toni, we will be providing tons of info for the Cocoknits method and Emma is a perfect first sweater.

Let us know at if you have questions.

Looking forward to knitting with you!

Shelley Kramer

I am sooo interested in a VKA virtual knit along. I’m working the Emma A in medium so I think I can follow the example from my book. But I still have many questions. I live in San Luis Obispo and if you offer a workshop I’d be soo down to come to Oakland.
Thank you!!
Im so excited about your system.


Hi Lucy,

So glad you’ve liked your first two sweaters! You should have a total of 18 increases on each front (4 on the neck side and 14 by the armhole. Starting with 13 stitches, you get 13+18=31 on each side for a total of 62. Then adding in the CO stitches: 62+24=86. Hope that helps! Please feel free to email us at if that doesn’t make sense.


Hi, I am embarking on my third Cocoknits sweater, and found the first two (both cardigans) easy and they fit really well. I love the method. However, I am baffled by the worksheet for Molly version A, size large. After entering all the increases, I get 77 stitches for the right front and 53 for the left (they are different because one has the 24 cast on). This makes a total of 320, when it should be 276. All the other sections are correct. I’ve gone over it again and again and can’t see where I’ve gone wrong. Help please!


Hi Jodi,

Unfortunately, the neckline stitches joining the fronts are cast on at row 17 of the yoke worksheet, so you will have to rip back to that row. Be sure to read through pages 100 and 101 to get all the instructions that should be included on the worksheet. Once you have cast on the front neckline stitches, you will be doing the regular increases as well as working short rows to shape the neckline. We hope you love your Molly! Please feel free to email us at if you need more help.

Jodi Borer

Hi I am working molly version B. I have completed the first 36 rows. I have stitch count of 19,44,68,44,19 which I believe is the correct number for size small. I am confused where I go next. do I complete a new work sheet to start shaping the neckline? If so do I put the above stitch count at top of worksheet and go from there? Am I even close to doing it correctly? Thanks for your help


Hi Pamela,

Check out the filled out worksheet at the end of this article. It shows you the basic way your worksheet should look. Your sleeve increases should be on the right of the violet, left of the blue, right of the orange and left of the green markers/lines. The back increases go to the left of the blue and right of the orange. Hope that helps! Feel free to email us at if you have more questions.

Pamela Salerno

I need help. I am knitting the Lucia sweater and I’m not sure how to fill out the worksheet.
I placed my increases at each edge of each sleeves…so I placed them before and after the marker. Is that correct?
Because the edges of the sleeves border the back. Now the next step in filling out the worksheet is placing in the increase stitches for the back section. Do I add more increases in the back section? Please help! I bought the beautiful yarn recommended, and I don’t want to mess it up.


Hi Carolyn,

To figure out the length of the upper back on the original, divide the number of rows knit (11 in your example, including the setup row) and divide by the row gauge from p. 59 (4.5 rows per inch for Emma). This gives you 2.44 inches). For other interested knitters, Carolyn will then multiply the length by her row gauge, to decide how many rows to knit for her upper back. If you have any other questions, feel free to email us at Enjoy!


I am working on Emma B, second size with a medium weight yarn, 7 needle, and gauge 6/inch. Using that gauge, I cast on 36 sts. and have knit 10 rows. Obviously the different gauge from pattern means recalculation. In inches, how long is it from top to end of the increases?


Hi Rachelle,
Julie found that adding more rows to the worksheet made the print too small to be legible, so we recommend using a second worksheet to continue. You can print out a second one from your pattern, use a second page in the worksheet journal, or take a picture of the worksheet in the book and print that out. If you
stop after row 50, the second worksheet is easy to renumber because you can just add a 5 to row “1” to make it “51”, etc. Enjoy your Cocoknits sweater!

Rachelle Brady

Is there a version of the worksheet that is long enough to accommodate the largest sizes of your patterns?


Hi Joanne, welcome! The n-6b Silk Gima is pretty thin, so you’d have a very limp mesh. Julie suggests either doubling it or going down in needle size to get a fabric you like, then adjusting the size you knit. Or you might consider n-100 Wide Gima instead. Hope that helps!

Joanne Vatz

Hello- your patterns and construction method come highly recommended and I am ready to try Emma version B, short sleeve option. I am top and middle heavy so I am interested in option of using a strong thin yarn to reduce bulk. Can you recommend any other yarns that would be appropriate? Would the Habu n6B work?


Hi Nadja, So glad you like the method! There are three options for this: you can make a pdf of the worksheet from the book using an app like Genius Scan if you don’t want to use a copy machine, if you buy an extended collection pattern, you’ll have the worksheet to load on your iPad or print, or you can buy the worksheet journal to have preprinted worksheets bound together. Enjoy your first Cocoknits sweater!


Hello I bought the book and want to get started. It seems easy and straight forward, I already see myself appear in a whole new style…. I use my tablet a lot for patterns and was wondering if a PDF version of the worksheet is available? I do not want to jam the book into the printer and make a less than ideal version of it. I try to be digital as much as possible and one good pdf would be so good to have.

Dawn Reed

Debbi- We have a knitting group that meets Mondays @ 4pm Mountain on Zoom. One person has finished Emma, 1 is on Tallulah, and a few others of us are just starting different versions of Emma. If you would like to join us contact me at Dawnr1 @ gmail .com. We can’t offer expertise on this method, as we are all just learning, but will be happy to help you if we can!


Hi Ina, Lots of different names for it – our Operations Director knits that way! You won’t need to alter the increases we use, but will need to adjust the decreases. Search for “how to do decreases for Eastern Uncrossed Knitting” for help with that. Have fun!


Hi Debra, Go ahead and send a picture of your worksheet to us at We’ll be happy to check it over.


Hi Debbi,
You do sections 1-3 before you fill out the worksheet. Pages 16-27 give you an overview of how those sections look as you are knitting them. Hope that helps!


Knitting the Emma version A. Filled out the worksheet and for some reason I get 28 for both right and left fronts instead of the 27 it states is correct. Could send a picture of the worksheet if there was a way to do that. Knitting a size 41.5. I’m sure it is some small mistake. I am starting with the stated correct numbers of stitches on my needles.

Ina Kichen

I am just now learning (re-learning) to knit. Muscle memory from watching my mother as a child is kicking in. I knit holding yarn in my left hand. I also knit through the back leg and purl through the front. From what I see online this is called Russian/Eastern European/Grandmother’s/Combination? or some variation of these. Anyway, my question is: will your method and your patterns work with how I knit? I am fascinated by what I see on your site and tempted to buy the book and give it a try. I love your sweater designs.

Debbi Cleary

I would love to do a ‘knit-a-long’. I bought the book and would like to do Emma version B. I bought the exact yarn specified. Trying to make things simple for myself to have a go-to project for myself. However, with everyone home, there are sooo many distractions and so I am having such a difficult time following the instructions and understanding how the chart works. Do you use it right away or do you do the beginning general knitting first that apply to A,B, and C and then the chart for when you go to the selected version? It would be great if there was a ‘knit-a-long’.


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