Renee

$10.00 USD

Renee is a slouchy, oversized sweatshirt with exaggerated proportions. The armholes are extra- deep, the sleeve circumference starts out very large, and the body length is slightly cropped. The bottom edge is turned up and finished with a three-needle bind off on the right side, creating a casing for a drawstring cord.

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Before Purchasing This Pattern

This pattern uses a modified Cocoknits Method, with the shoulder join dropped to the back. The sleeves, however, are picked up and knitted down from the armhole opening rather than as a seamless yoke. Although this pattern features the signature Cocoknits English tailoring with the front/back join pushed to the back, Renee does not require the Cocoknits Worksheet.

Special Techniques

  • For a description of all techniques, see Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, the glossary at cocoknits.com, and/or the Cocoknits channel at youtube.com.

The Cocoknits Method is a commonsense system for knitting seamless, tailored sweaters from the top down. The Cocoknits Method is explained in detail in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger.

All of the page numbers in this pattern refer to the pages in Cocoknits Sweater Workshop, where the techniques are explained in detail. Click here to purchase Cocoknits Sweater Workshop or visit your local yarn store.

Sizes

Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Finished Measurements

  • Finished Body circumference: 43 (45, 48, 51, 54, 57) in / 108 (113, 120, 128, 135, 143) cm
  • Finished Length: 16.75 (17, 18.25, 19.25, 20.25, 21) in / 42 (43, 46, 48, 51, 53) cm

Materials

Yarn

  • 1100 (1260, 1500, 1800, 2070, 2240) yds / 1010 (1155, 1375, 1650, 1895, 2050) m worsted-weight yarn

See note about Blue Sky Organic Cotton yarn below — if you get 20 rather than 24 rows in 4"/10cm, you will require less yarn.

Shown in:

A Verb For Keeping Warm Dawn

  • 75% organic merino, 25% organic cotton; 140 yds / 128 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g skein
  • 8 (9, 11, 13, 15, 16) skeins in Lighthouse

Blue Sky Fibers Worsted Organic Cotton

  • 100% organic cotton; 150 yds / 137 m per 3.53 oz / 100 g skein
  • 5 (6, 8, 9, 10, 12) skeins in Ash

NOTE: This yarn yielded a row gauge of 16 sts and 20 rows in 4" / 10cm. This means it required less yardage than the called for amount (above). At 20 rows in

  • 4 in / 10 cm you can expect to use 720 (880, 1060, 1270, 1500, 1800) yds / 660 (805, 970, 1165, 1375, 1650) m.


Needles

  • US 8 / 5 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 32" / 80 cm or longer, circ cord must be shorter than body circumference once sweater is joined below sleeves
  • US 8 / 5 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 40"/ 100 cm to work magic loop on sleeves, or dpn’s
  • US 7 / 4.5 mm circular needle 32" / 80 cm long for bottom hem
  • US 6 / 4 mm (or US 5 / 3.75 mm if you want a tighter gauge) circular needle 16–20" / 40–50 cm for neck ribbing (or longer if you wish to use magic loop)
  • US 4 / 3.5 mm, any length/type, for working cuff BO
  • US 0–1 / 2–2.25 mm 32" / 80 cm or longer circular needle for picking up hem, shoulder, and sleeves sts.

Notions

Gauge

16 sts and 24 rows / rnds in 4 in /10 cm square over St st and US 8 / 5 mm needle. 

See notes above regarding row gauge and yarn quantities.

To ensure correct measurements and yarn quantity, take time to swatch!

 
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