Julie Weisenberger learned to knit and completed her first sweater in college, while studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria. She has been knitting and designing ever since.  In the 1980s she ran her own knitwear company; in the 1990s she designed sweaters for yarn companies and magazines; and in 2007 she founded, her own pattern and tool company. Over the years she has developed and perfected a unique top-down, seamless method of sweater-knitting, which she calls the Cocoknits Method, as well as a line of tools that make the process of knitting easier and more beautiful. For the past decade Weisenberger has been teaching Cocoknits Method classes as well as classes on how to choose and wear flattering knitwear styles based on body proportions throughout the United States and in Europe. She lives in Oakland, California.