Cocoknits

Cocoknits by Julie Weisenberger. Designs and tools for hand-knitters. Each pattern is meant not as a rigid template but as a guide, a jumping-off point from which one can determine his own style through choice of texture, color, shape, and embellishments.

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Adrian

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Adrian is a simple rolled-edge vest with a twist. It can be worn open but when the collar is crossed and slipped over the head it closes the vest and forms a shawl collar. General Knitting Skills: Kitchener Stitch Size: small (medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x) Finished Measurements: Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)" Length: 24.5 (26, 27, 27.5, 28, 28.5) - approx at center back Suggested Yarns: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins Shibui Baby Alpaca DK (100% baby alpaca, 255 yds/skein); sample knitted in link, or approximately 1000 (1100, 1300, 1300, 1600, 1600) yards of a DK weight yarn that gets gauge Materials: US #6 circ needles or size needed to obtain gauge; long circ (35" or longer) are easiest to accommodate all sts 2 stitch holders Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" square in Stst; note: row gauge is not terribly important as long as you get correct stitch gauge. Learn More

Gisela

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Gisela with seams is a cocoknits' classic; open weave with architectural shaping that adds a bit of drama while hiding what needs to be hidden! General knitting skills. Size: small (medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x) Finished measurement: • Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" • Length: 19 (20, 21, 22, 23, 23)" Yarn Options: approx 750 (800, 950, 1060, 1325, 1590) yards any fingering-sport weight yarn that gets gauge, or 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) skeins Habu Textiles #A-174 Cotton Gima (100% cotton, 1 oz, 265 yards) Needles: US 8, change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. Notions: st markers Gauge: 17 sts and 21 rows = 4" in St st. Learn More

Mishke

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I love working cables but I don't love wearing them, so then it became a challenge to design a cabled sweater that I would wear. Mishke is the result: cables done cocoknits' style, completely askew and seamless. General knitting skills plus reading charts and knitting cables. Size: small (medium, large, 1×, 2×, 3×) Finished Measurements: Bust: 35 (39, 42, 46, 50, 54)" Length: 20.5 (20.5, 21.5, 23, 24.25, 24.25)" — appox at center back; sides will hang down longer Suggested Yarns: 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash merino wool, 210 yards/100 grams); sample knitted in Paris Night, or 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins Madeline Tosh DK (100% superwash merino wool, 225 yards/100 grams); sample knitted in Tart Needles: US #7 needles or size needed to obtain gauge; long circ (35" or longer) are easiest to accommodate all sts Long circ for magic loop or dpn #7 for sleeves Gauge: 18 sts and 25 rows = 4" square in St st. Learn More

Pleated Ballet Flats

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These little pleated flats make a sweet gift for someone special, especially knitted in a super soft luxury yarn. General knitting skills plus knowledge of short row shaping. Women's Shoe Sizes: 5-6 (7–8, 9, 10, 11) Yarn: 120 yds/3oz of heavy worsted (yarn which calls for 14–16 sts/4 in). Needles: Two sets of 24" or longer circular #7 needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Two #7 or smaller dpns. Gauge: over St st using #7 needles: 17 sts in 4". Learn More

Seamless Katarina

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This is the same Katarina pattern that has flattered hundreds of bodies, but this version is nearly seamless. The fronts and back are knitted together from the bottom up to the armholes then set aside. The sleeves are also knitted up to the armholes, then everything is joined, and the set-in sleeves are worked seamless up to the English Tailored shoulders. There are small seams to join the top of the fronts and sleeves to the shoulders. General knitting skills. Size: small (medium, large, 1×, 2×, 3×) To fit: Bust: 35 (39, 42, 46, 50, 54)" Length: 19 (21, 23, 25, 26, 26)" Suggested Yarns: 5 (5, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Madeline Tosh DK (100% superwash merino, 225 yds/205 m, 3.5 oz/100 g), or 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) skeins Fibre Company "Terra" (40% baby alpaca, 40% merino, 15% silk, 50 gram/98 yds); sample knitted in color Olive Leaf Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) circ 29" or longer (or size needed to obtain gauge) Dpns or a long circ (for magic loop) to work sleeves in the round Notions: Optional brooch for closure. Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4" square in st st. Learn More

Silke

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Silke is a drapey, flattering tunic with front points that hang down longer than the back. She's worked in one piece up to the English tailored shoulder seams. General knitting skills, short row shaping (see tutorial). Size: small (medium, large, x-large, xx-large) To Fit: Bust: 32–34 (35–37, 38–42, 43–46, 47–50)" Finished Measurements: Bust: 35 (38, 42, 47, 50)" Length at center back: 23 (25, 26, 27, 28)" Suggested Yarns: 6 (7, 9, 10, 11) skeins Elsbeth Lavold Silky Wool (45% wool, 35% silk, 20% nylon, 50 g/191 yds) 5 (6, 8, 9, 9) cones Habu A-1 Tsumugi (100% silk, 1.75 oz/472 yds) used double throughout Approx 1100 (1300, 1700, 1900, 2100) yds of a dk weight yarn that gets gauge Needles: #6 needles or size needed to obtain gauge. Notions: 6 buttons Gauge: 20 sts and 30 rows = 4" square – with two strands Tsumugi silk or one strand dk weight in pattern stitch. Learn More

Sofia

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Sofia begins with a provisional cast-on and then is knitted around and around so, you guessed it, no seams! The sleeve stitches are picked up and knit down in the round. When you bind-off, work in a few loose ends and you are ready to wrap yourself in luxurious warmth. General knitting skills plus provisional cast-on and short row shaping. Size: small (medium, large, x-large, xx-large) To Fit: Bust size: 33–35 (36–38, 39–42, 43–45, 46–48)" Finished Measurements: Bust: 34 (37, 41, 45, 48)" Length from back neck: 25 (26, 27, 28, 28)" Sleeves are ¾ length Suggested Yarns: 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) skeins Blue Sky Alpacas "Brushed Suri" (67% baby suri, 22% merino, 11% bamboo/50 gr/142 yds) Needles: #10 circular 32" or longer or size needed to obtain gauge. A second #10 circ or dpns for sleeves Notions: 8 Stitch markers Gauge: 13 sts and 18 rows = 4" square in St st. Learn More

Tessa

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Tessa features nearly seamless construction with an asymmetrical hemline and a randomly twisted neckline. She can be worn open, which emphasizes the A-line shape, or pinned closed. General knitting skills. Size: small (medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x) To Fit: Bust: 33-35 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)" Length at center back: 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25)" Finished Measurements: Bust: 35 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" Yarn: 3 (3, 3, 4, 5, 5) ounces Habu Textiles A-60 "shosenshi" paper (100% linen, 280 yds/oz) 5 (5, 6, 7, 9, 10) skeins Mirasol Tupa (50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk; 50g/137 yds) Needles: #7 or size needed to obtain gauge #7 dpn or smaller Notions: 2 hanging st markers 2 regular st markers Gauge: 18 sts and 23 rows = 4" square in St st. Learn More

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