with Cecelia Campochiaro
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 9am to 11am
Fee: $40 Deadline to register: Friday 8/7.
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Sequence Knitting is a deceptively simple technique used to create complex textures in knitted fabric. These fabrics are attractive on both sides, lay flat and can be used alone or incorporated into other designs. Using only knit and purl stitches, Cecelia will guide students through four methods, 1-row, shaped 1-row, in-the-round, and serpentine to create a sample swatch. She will discuss how to read sequence knitting instructions and charts, when to use sequence knitting, common mistakes and how to avoid them and keys to achieving great results.
Skill level and prerequisites: The class is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond. Students should be able to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, increase and decrease.
Materials: Students will provide 1 ball of smooth, preferably light colored yarn, and appropriate needles for the yarn weight.
Students will receive an instructional handout that will be used for the 2 hour class lecture/practice. It may be helpful for students to cast on and begin the swatch prior to the class.
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Cecelia Campochiaro appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her debut book, Sequence Knitting. Knitting was a causal pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010 and realized that interesting textured fabrics could be created by the simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea evolved and led to her writing Sequence Knitting, a reference book about this mindful approach to knitting.
In the years since Sequence Knitting debuted, she has continued to develop new ideas in knitting. Sequence Knitting is about texture, and her new book, Making Marls (2020) is about color.
She lives in Silicon Valley, where for many years she developed specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing. Textiles, photography and the arts have been a lifelong passion running in parallel with her technical life. Not only is she interested in the arts and knitting, but also in books. One of her missions is to create books that are both informative, and also beautiful objects in and of themselves. Makers love beautiful things, and Cecelia feels strongly that books should be as lovely as tools and yarns. Today she is fully dedicated to the fiber world and “unventing” new ways to make amazing knit fabrics.
To learn more about Cecelia and Sequence Knitting, you can visit her website, https://ceceliacampochiaro.com/
Or, her Ravelry group Friends of Cecelia Campochiaro,
Image credit: Photos courtesy of Cecilia Campochiaro.