Simple Techniques to Embellish Sequence Knitting
An in-person class with Cecelia Campochiaro
Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm PST
Discover how fine striping, marl stripes, stripe patterns, and different yarn weights can combine with a sequence pattern to create subtle, nuanced reversible knit fabrics.
One of the great joys of hand knitting is creating unique pieces. Inspired by Anni Albers, Agnes Martin, Sol Lewitt, and other artists from the 20th Century, this class is about creating nuance and complexity from simplicity. We’ll spend the day playing with fine striping, yarn weighting, thoughtful stripe-spacings, and marling to embellish simple and reversible 1-row patterns from sequence knitting and design a rectangular shawl. You can easily adapt your classwork to garments, pillows/throws, or other knitting.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Knit, purl, cast on and bind off, comfortable with experimentation
• Two different colors of light-weight yarn (heavy lace to sport) to use as your “main color” yarns. Bring yarn you will want to use in the future; bring yarn you love.
• Needles in a range of sizes from US 3 (3.25 mm) to US 7 (4.5 mm)
• 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
• Any other yarns you want to experiment with or discuss (lace-weight yarns will be provided in class)