Filling out the Cocoknits Worksheet

Managing multiple increase instructions can make even the most experienced knitter's head spin. The Cocoknits Worksheet solves this problem. It's a visual tracking system that color coordinates each section of the sweater with our colorful stitch markers, making increases as simple as they could be. After you fill out the worksheet, you'll be cruising on your project. You'll be able to grab a glass of wine (if that's your thing), kick back on the couch, and watch your sweater start to take shape. In this article we're giving you an overview of how the Worksheet works, a few helpful tips, a recommended tool list, and a couple resources for more information. 

All The Things...

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Overview

At the end of Section 3 you should have placed 6 colorful stitch markers to separate each section of your sweater. These stitch markers correspond with the colored vertical lines on the columns of the Cocoknits Worksheet. Each color borders sections of your sweater: left front, left sleeve, back, right sleeve, and right front.

Now that you're familiar with the layout, the pattern will direct how to fill out your worksheet. For each increase, add a plus or check mark (+1). You can see an example of a completed sheet here. Now that it's filled out, rather than juggling multiple increases in your head, it's all easy to see, line by line. 

 

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Tips

  • You can find one Cocoknits Worksheet at the back of the Cocoknits Sweater Workshop and one at the end of each pattern. If you need another page we recommend purchasing our Sweater Worksheet Journal. Photocopying often doesn't work well because of the thin lines. You may also take a photo of the worksheet to print.
  • If you need more rows to fill out your worksheet, simply continue on to a new page. 
  • Future project: you can also use Cocoknits Worksheets to plan out any other seamless yoked sweater patterns to simplify multiple-increase patterns.
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Tools

  • A pencil with a good eraser. Mistakes happen to the best of us and pens are not as forgiving. 
  • Maker's Board (Optional: to keep track of which row you're working on.)
  • Maker's Keep (Optional: lay it flat and slide the magnetic square over to an edge. Use it as a reading guide to keep clear which line of the pattern you’re working on.)
  • Knitting Row Counter (Optional: to keep track of progress.)
  • Sweater Worksheet Journal (Optional: for extra sheets and so all your Worksheets are saved in one place.)
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Resources

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Next Steps

Once finished with the information above and done knitting the yoke of your sweater, you can continue moving forward with content guiding you through a Cocoknits Method sweater with our EVERLASTING KAL PAGE. If you're signed up for our emails, you'll receive a new email in two weeks with tips for the sleeves and body including last minute shaping and playing with length. 

If you don't know about it, our Everlasting KAL is our knit-a-long that's going on well...forever! You can join by yourself, with friends, or with an LYS. Best part? You get to pick what sweater to knit. Learn more by visiting the EVERLASTING KAL PAGE

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