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 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?


Cocoknits

Hi Theresa, So glad you liked the class! Please send your question, with the exact numbers you are getting, to knit@cocoknits.com. We’ll be glad to help!


Theresa van

Hi,
I just took the cocoknits workshop from VKL and love the instruction from Julie on her cocoknits method. I’ve filled out the work sheet for Emma version A, size 49.5. I just can’t seem to get the correct stitch count for the left and right front. Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you!


Cocoknits

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Rose Mary Grant

Hi Cocoknits,
I have been knitting for a long time…and I love it so very much. It helps me relax, it helps me focus, it help me with my creativity, it helps me have great things to wear, it helps me to be beautiful and most of all, it helps me with life! Your website is awesome…I’m on it ALL the time…can I register and do you have kits? Please get back to me asap. Thanks for a classy website.


Cocoknits

Hi Linda, Glad you liked your Emma!
On p. 100, it tells you where to write your increases on your worksheet and what row to write them on. For the Back and Fronts, you count backwards from the last yoke row that you have marked on your worksheet. For the Neckline you mark the increases at the neckline on your worksheet: to the left of the red marker and to the right of your yellow marker on Rows 11, 13, 15, 17. Write the cast-on stitches to the left of the yellow line on Row 17. The plus stitches you write on Row 19 and on will help you with the short rows when you get to them. See p. 101 for the instructions starting with Row 20—you can use them in conjunction with your worksheet when you get there.
Please email us at knit@cocoknits.com if you need more specific instructions. Enjoy your Molly!


Linda Goodman

I made the Emma A and it turned out nice. I am now working on the Molly size 41.75 using DK yarn to achieve medium with short sleeves. I don’t quite understand how to fill out the worksheet for the rounded neckline. Any help would be appreciated. It helped me that the pattern book had a sample of Emma worksheet. Thank you.


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