With over 30 years of knitting, designing, and teaching experience - Julie Weisenberger has compiled nine new sweater designs into her first book: Cocoknits Sweater Workshop. These new patterns employ the same simple, seamless, top-down styling techniques we've come to expect from Cocoknits.
More than just a collection, this book explains the Cocoknits Method - a system of tracking knitting progress in your own easy to follow customized chart. 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.
The innovative color-coded charting technique shows exactly where to work shaping elements without having to continually read and interpret pattern abbreviations, and at the same time allows the knitter complete control over customization to achieve a fantastic fit. All designs are worked from the neckline down, so once the neck and yoke area are established, the knitter can just cruise through generating the sweater and not worry about counting or losing track of their place in the pattern. Another advantage of knitting top-down is the ability to try on your garment as you work, to ensure the fit is right.
FEATURES MICHELLE OBAMA ON KNITTING / In conversation with Shayna Rose KNITTING ON WITH MEG SWANSEN / Armenian Insects THOSE DREADED MOTHS! / Separating truth from myth CAMOUFLAGE FOR A NEW WORLD / Niela Nell Kalra’s artistic approach to knitwear SEEING RED / An introduction to cochineal MITTEN ANATOMY / Mary Jane Mucklestone’s easy approach FASHION TRACES OF TIME / Knits inspired by twisted roots, weathered arches, and ancient fossils BEHOLD BEETLES / A colorful and playful embrace of entomology, in knitted form NATURE’S PATTERNS / Covetable knits with textures and shapes plucked from zoology, botany, and geology
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The Frank Shawl Kit
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"A very easy and stunning shawl, inspired by the work of artist Frank Stella, this design is a study in geometry. Triangular pieces are assembled together to create a spectacular wrap with a unique shape that is both beautiful and stunning to wear, with many tips, all in different shades. I played with a gradient of grays, and my favorite color, gold, to give this shawl a vintage vibe."
KIT INCLUDES | 4 skeins of Tosh Merino Light / Pattern is not included in this kit.
COLOR OPTIONS | 1. Glazed Pecan, Antler, Scratched Record, Great Gray Owl
12 Days of Madelinetosh
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The 12 Days of Madelinetosh is back and better than ever this year for 2021. You can expect 16 individual boxes chock full of MadTosh yarn, goodies, and exclusive patterns. We're beyond thrilled to share that Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts and Ksenia Naidyon of Life Is Cozy designed our crochet and knit patterns exclusive to this special kit. We can’t reveal what these goodies are in the project calendar, but you can expect:
13 Mini Skeins in High Twist, 44 yards per mini / 100% Superwash DK weight / comprised of a warm winter color palette featuring twonewshades.
Candle Bros Candle / Choose from three scents: Sweater Weather | Vanilla sugar, rose, jasmine, vanilla orchid, cedarwood, creamy vanilla, smooth musks Mediterranean Fig | Green, floral, green leaves, ozone, fig, jasmine, light musk, wood and moss Saturday Morning Cartoons | Citrus, bergamot, cotton candy, vanilla, caramel, and sandalwood
Candle Bros | Soy Wax Candle
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We’re MAD for Candle Bros candles—and the two bros ages 9 and 14 who make them. Each candle is poured by hand in the heart of Weatherford, Texas using 100% high quality, clean burning soy wax in small batches.
- 10 oz - Soy Wax / Eco Wic - Approx 60 hours burn time
Available in three scents: Sweater Weather | Vanilla sugar, rose, jasmine, vanilla orchid, cedarwood, creamy vanilla, smooth musks Mediterranean Fig | Green, floral, green leaves, ozone, fig, jasmine, light musk, wood and moss Saturday Morning Cartoons | Citrus, bergamot, cotton candy, vanilla, caramel, and sandalwood
Oh Snap Bag Set
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della Q x MT Exclusive Oh Snap Bag Set | L/XL/XXL
“I’m still using the Oh Snaps I bought over 10 years ago and they still look like new!” --Laura Zander, MAD Leader
Comes in a three pack. Snap opening provides a snag-free environment while still keeping your projects secure. Lightweight construction allows you to take your crafting on the go. We love these bags for medium to large sized projects, think sweaters, shawls, and hats.
Dimensions: L | 8" tall x 10" wide x 2" deep XL |10.5" tall x 14" wide x 2" deep XXL | 13.5" tall x 16.5" wide x 2" deep