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

Comments

Cocoknits

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 knit@cocoknits.com 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


Cocoknits

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 knit@cocoknits.com 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.


Cocoknits

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 knit@cocoknits.com. Enjoy!


Carolyn

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?


Cocoknits

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?


Cocoknits

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?


Cocoknits

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!


Nadja

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!


Cocoknits

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!


Cocoknits

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


Cocoknits

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!


Debra

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.
Thanks!


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’.


Cocoknits

Hi Terry, Go all the way to the bottom of the page, to the peach-colored banner. Where it says “Join our mailing list for updates and exclusive offers,” enter your email address and click submit. Welcome!


Terry

I would like to join your email list.


Cocoknits

Please sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of this (or any) page on the website to learn more about the Knit-a-Long starting in February. You can check our Local Shops map under the “Discover” tag at the top of your screen to find the closest shop to you that carries Cocoknits products. And you might sign up for the Vogue Knitting Live newsletter to get more information on VKL events. If you still have questions, please email us at knit@cocoknits.com.


Ilene

Thank you for your swift reply. Unfortunately my LYS doesn’t feature Julie’s classes. How can I sign up for the Feb. 6 Session. I will also check out the Vogue site. Also, I live in Westchester, NY. Any other suggestions for me would be appreciated.


Cocoknits

Hi Ilene,
Check with your LYS to see if they offer Cocoknits classes. Also, Julie is teaching at Virtual Vogue Knitting Live most months; check this link for more information: https://www.vogueknittinglive.com/portal.
And we are hosting a KAL starting February 6! Signups are starting soon. Check with your LYS or back here to learn about virtual events and helpful emails.


ilene

I would like to learn how to use your worksheet. Is there a video or class available?


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