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A Challenging Coco

I have a 1m piece of fabric that NEEDS to be a Coco.


I’ve walked away for a break, it’s like trying to do a jigsaw with pieces missing when there’s not quite enough fabric.

So here I am, slightly exasperated, but not defeated drinking coffee and sharing my dilemma.

I will not be beaten!

This fabric was an absolute steal, it’s from Fine Fabrics of Harrogate – worth a visit if you’re going to the knitting & stitching show.


It’s so soft, and the colours are different shades of grey (not quite 50) with an aubergine sort of purply colour.

Coffee drunk, back to the drawing board, or maybe a rummage in my stash to see what might work with it…

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  1. Why don’t you do the sleeves in a different color same sort of fabric is it a knit? If you have remnants in that nice egg plant color that is in the print for the sleeves and also do the binding for the neck in the same trim as the sleeves that would look really nice. Just a thought πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, I only had charcoal from a coco I made for my sister – it’s another shade if grey, but goes well.
      Nearly finished. Will be dark by the time I am so will hopefully get some pix in the morning to post.
      Thanks again, Ali βœ‚οΈπŸ˜ƒβœ‚οΈ

  2. If you can find a knit that goes with it what about following Tilly’s contrast yoke tutorial. you could use the contrast fabric for some patch pockets too. Good luck!

  3. PS, from your pattern lay out above, if you turn the sleeve upside down would it fit? (assuming fabric not directional) and then squeeze the other sleeve out by moving it up to where your funnel neck piece is with the wide point maybe fitting in between the armsyces? Then you either loose the funnel neck or cut that cross grain – I don’t think that would be such a problem with that piece.

    • Thanks for the tips! I’ve managed to do a little colour blocking – adding some charcoal ponte to the top.
      My big problem was that I prefer the funnel neck instead of the boat neck.
      Phew! Managed it and almost finished! πŸŽ‰βœ‚οΈπŸŽ‰βœ‚οΈπŸŽ‰

  4. Pingback: Deluxe Coco – with sprinkles & cream | Thimberlina

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