A Master Class on Marls as Colorwork


Price includes 8 hours of class; an $84 kit fee will be added at check out.

With Cecelia Campochiaro

May 15, 2:00-4:00pm CDT;
May 16, 2:00-4:00pm CDT;
May 22, 2:00-4:00pm CDT;
May 23, 2:00-4:00pm CDT

This four-part master class is all about multi-stranded handknitting and working with multiple strands as a kind of colorwork.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.

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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 four-part master 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.

If you have taken one of Cecelia’s marling workshops before, much of the material will be the same, but with one class per day spread over two weekends there is more time for interactive discussion and to do knitting between classes.

The class will include the Ella Improv cowl pattern and kits in a silk noil yarn in three color ways: Spectrum, Blues and Golds, and Shades of Gray. The Ella Improv is a small project that is a good way to experiment with the concepts in the class and make a beautiful and useful piece.

A kit is required for this class, and an $84 kit fee will be added at checkout. The kit will include 6 cones of Ito Kinu yarn.

Color ways available:
Spectrum: Denim, Capri Blue, Mint, Mustard, Cayenne Red, 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

There are limited quantities of each color way available, and orders will be fulfilled on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact with your preference as soon as possible.

NOTE: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.

Supply list
__Sharp-tipped metal needles, often called lace needles, are best for working with marls
__ If students want to do the cowl project, it is worked on 3.5 mm/US 4 16” 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
__A copy of Cecelia’s book Making Marls is recommended but not required.

Additional information

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