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Early Bird!

Introduction to Marls as Colorwork


Price includes 6 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22.

An in-person class with Cecelia Campochiaro

Nov 11, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm PST

Learn how to design colorful pieces with marls by using micro-swatches. These tiny swatches let you work strands together as one to see all the color combinations available to you and pre-visualize how they can be arranged in your fabrics.

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Working with marls is as simple as holding strands together while knitting, but as with much in knitting, simplicity can beget complexity. This class will cover how marls work, the history of marling, color theory for marls, how to arrange color changes into different marl sequences, working with gradient sets, and how to plan projects using marls. One crucial planning technique is prototyping how marls will look with tiny swatches called microswatches.

Students will make these to see how the experience can help them with project planning and will also experiment with different marl sequences using their own microswatches.

Kit information: To get the most out of this class, Cecelia recommends using Ito Kino (100% Silk Noil) in one of three colorways she has curated:
Spectrum: Denim, Capri Blue, Mint, Mustard, Cayenne Red, and Chili Pepper;
Blues and Golds: Denim, Dark Navy, Light Gray, Charcoal, Caravan, and Dark Brown;
Shades of Gray: White, Snow Gray, Light Gray, Gray, Charcoal, and Black

The yarn is fine, with 464 yards on a 50-gram cone, so when 2 strands are combined to form the marl, the fabric feels more like a DK-knit with wonderful drape. Using two strands of six colors, you can create a 21-step gradation.

If it is not already in your stash or available locally, you can reserve the 6-cone kit from us for $88 and pick it up at the Stitches SoCal registration desk when you check in. Watch for the order link when you complete the check-out process.

Supply List
• US 3 and US 4 (3.25 mm and 3.5 mm) needles
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Elin L.
Marling is Excellent

Excellent Class and Teacher! Well done and learned so much.

Polly B.

So enjoyed the all day hands on class in this safe in person class. Cecilia is smart beyond understanding and love her creations and knowledge. Cannot wait for the next book!

Deborah H.
Create your favorite color and weight of yarn using marls.

Very fun informative class. Cecilia taught us how to mix colors and yarn weights to create personal, unique mini swatches. We experimented with arranging swatches to create flow in the fabric, and how to manage pooling and make beautiful marl products.

Diana F.
Loved Marls!!

Cecelia’s class was wonderful. Great printed information, lots of samples, and ample time to play with this new (to me) technique.

Robin L.
Engaging class

Making marks is one of the best classes I have ever taken because of the instructor, Cecilia. Instructions are clear. You learn so much about using marls to make one of a kind designs