Sleeves & Body + Pockets
Julie finished knitting the yoke with her Cocoknits Worksheet (wahoo!), and separated the Sleeves & Body using her Leather Cord & Needle Stitch Holder Kit. After casting on the underarm stitches and knitting a few rounds on the body, she added in a new Brusca color, 10C (a dark teal-blue – gorgeous!). About 4 inches down from the underarm, she added bust darts.
Further down the body of her Toni, she added in colors 14A (pink), 14C (plum), and 6B (orange) in randomly inspired stripes. She deviated from the Version B of Toni to knit the bottom half of her sweater in stockinette, except for the bottom 3 inches of the hem which she knit in 1x1 ribbing.
Julie added in the pockets about 8 inches down from the underarm. She considered working a Version A patch pocket, but decided instead to skip the intarsia and match the pockets to the color striping of the body, and only do ribbing on the top 1 inch of the pocket. She also considered sewing in fabric as the lining of her pockets, but ultimately decided she preferred to knit her pocket linings as the pattern calls for and match them to the striping of the body as well.
She knit the sleeves using the Magic Loop technique, also matching them to the color striping of the body. She modified the sleeves slightly by skipping the last two sets of decreases, and then working those decreases all on one row once she got down to her cuff. This created a slightly blousy effect at the wrist. She matched the color of her cuffs and bottom hem to her back collar, 5A (gold).
She officially finished all the knitting of her sweater!!
TIP: At the same time that you make your buttonhole, add a Split Ring Marker or Opening Stitch Marker to the button band opposite your buttonhole (if your buttonhole is on the right front panel, add your marker to the left front panel). This will mark the row your buttonhole is on, so you can sew on your button in the exact right spot! You can watch Julie explain this here.
Resources & Tutorials:
For all the Cocoknits Method know-how in one place: The Everlasting KAL
Find helpful knit tutorials and more tips for this week in Sleeves & Body and Pockets
Want to see Julie in action? Check out our Instagram Highlight “Julie’s Toni” for the best look at how her Toni is coming along! If you don't have Instagram, you can watch them here (on YouTube with accurate Closed Captions)