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Cocoknits

Franca KAL with Cocoknits

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  • Join us for a Cocoknits Knit-a-Long starting 5th Feb 2021 and lasting 10 weeks!

    Building on the community success of last year's Emma KAL, this time they have chosen the Franca cosy cardigan pattern for this year.

    Franca is a comfy-casual cardigan with a perfectly slouchy shape. Everything is knitted as you go, including the front band and the free-hanging, kangaroo-style pockets, which means after binding off, you just have a couple gaps to close before blocking and curling up in it.

    See it on RAVELRY.

    This is the perfect opportunity to learn the Cocoknits Method. Unlike most traditional patterns that create flat shapes, the tailored style of construction in these patterns creates truly three dimensional garments that impart a great fit upon completion.

    READ MORE ABOUT THE COCOKNITS METHOD ➜ (including video tutorials)


    Sign up here to receive:
    • PDF pattern(delivered by email)
    • More yarn ideas!

    • Access to 3 x Zoom sessions with Julie Weisenberger(delivered by email - details TBC)

    You will also need the following:
    Yarn! See "Yarn Suggestions" tab! And read "Sizing Info" to get the right number of skeins. (Let us know asap if you need us to order more yarn for you!)

    • 6mm (US 10) (or size needed to obtain gauge) circular needle 40" / 100 cm or longer for Body and Sleeves

    • 3.5mm (US 4) needles for working bind off

    • 2 - 3.25mm (US 0-3) double-pointed needle or any length circular needle (for picking up stitches)

    • Extra circular needle in working size for PCO

    • Extra circular needle in working size or 1 size larger for pocket (optional) 

    Cocoknits Colourful Stitch Markers

    Leather Cord and Needle Stitch Holder Kit to hold Sleeve stitches (optional)

    Row Counter (optional)

    Cocoknits Sweater Worksheet Journal (optional)

    Cocoknits Sweater Workshop (optional - but highly recommended!)


    When a participant posts to the hashtag, #Cocoknits (on Instagram or Facebook), or shares a photo to the KAL Ravelry topic, they'll be entered to win prizes. This year there will be 5 small prizes and one grand prize. The small prizes will be announced at the end of each section, and includes the Split Ring Markers, Stitch Stoppers, Needle Gauge, Tape Measure, and Maker's Keep!

    The grand prize for this KAL: a Knitter’s Block and Sweater Care Kit! Extra credit: if participants also use the hashtag #cocoknitsmethod on Instagram they'll be considered fora monthly $100 gift card winner in addition to the KAL prize!

  • Sizes:

    S M
    L 1X
    2X
    3X
    Finished Measurements: (in / cm)

    Bust 

    34 / 86 38 / 97 42 / 107 46 / 117 51 / 130 55 / 140
    with Fronts overlapped 4.5 / 11.5 4.5 / 11.5 4.5 / 11.5 4.5 / 11.5 4 / 10 4 / 10
    Length
    28.5 / 72 29.5 / 75 30.5 / 77 31.5 / 80 32.5 / 83 33 / 84

    Yarn: (yards / m)

    1075 / 980 1275 / 1165 1450 / 1325 1650 / 1510 1850 / 1700 2050 / 1875
  • Amelie by Illimani
    • Mulberry Silk + Baby Alpaca + Merino
    • AMELIE is the most luxurious, softest and lightest yarn in the world.
    Halo + Lightweight + Drape + Luxurious
    • £124 for Medium Size

    Brushed Suri by Blue Sky Fibers
    • Baby Suri Alpaca + Fine Merino + Bamboo.
    • Soft as kittens! This beautiful, all-natural super fluffy yarn is surprising easy to work with, and so luxurious.
    Fluffy + Ultra Soft + Luxurious
    • £148 for Medium Size

    Le Gros Silk & Mohair by Biches & Bûches
    • Mohair + Silk
    • Lustrous and warm with a divine range of colours! If you love Silk Mohair, you'll LOVE this fat silk mohair!
    Halo + Lustre + Lightweight + Luxurious
    • £135 for Medium Size


    Bespoke Cashmere by Clinton Hill Cashmere
    • 100% Italian Cashmere
    • A life-changing yarn. Beyond soft to the touch with a lofty cloud-like feel. This yarn is TRULY luxurious.
    Beyond Soft + Bounce + Ultimate Luxury
    • £507 for Medium Size


    Sabri II by Illimani
    • Undyed Organic Cotton + Baby Alpaca
    • Cool blend of fibres for amazing drape and stitch definition with this chainette yarn. Great for warmer weather too!  
    Drape + No fluff + Neutral Shades + Cool
    • £93 for Medium Size


    Big Merino Hug by Rosy Green
    • 100% Organic Merino
    • Super squooshy, ultra-soft, guaranteed no itch organic yarn in a stunningly rich palette.
    Squishy + Soft + Bounce + No Fluff + Organic
    • £138 for Medium Size

    Lalland Aran by Di Gilpin
    • 100% Lambswool
    Wonderfully soft and full of character, stunning colour-blended wool which has depth, softness and will last a lifetime or more!
    Gravitas + Heathered + Strong + Stitch Definition
    • £158 for Medium Size

    Cumbria Worsted by The Fibre Co
    Merino wool + Masham wool + Mohair
    Warm, cozy, real wool blend available in an amazing range of colours
     Woolly + Heathered + Cozy + Shape
    £111 for Medium Size

    BFL Natural Roving Yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners
    • 100% Blue Faced Leicester
    • 
    Light and bouncy, with minimal processing. This un-plied yarn is a great all-natural budget option.
    Airy + Halo + Bounce + Value
    • £68 for Medium Size

    Ito by Noro
    100% Organic Wool
    • 
    Instantly recognisable as Noro, Ito is a kaleidoscopic, multi-colour, variegated, self-patterning yarn. So much fun to knit with!
    Self-striping + Bounce + Fun to knit with!
    • £99 for Medium Size

    Other really great options: 

    Croft Shetland Tweed
    or Colours by West Yorkshire Spinners
    Uneek Worsted by Urth Yarns
    Kokon Bleu Aran by Kokon Bleu
    Serpentina by Manos del Uruguay
    L+2 by einrum

Who doesn't love a cheeky little freebie now and again?