Introduction to Marls as Colorwork (Option 2)
An in Person Class With Cecelia Campochiaro
Mar 4, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm
Learn how to design colorful pieces using marls using microswatches. These tiny swatches let you see all the colors available to you and pre-visualize how they can be combined.
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 $80 and pick it up at the Stitches West registration desk when you check in. Watch for the order link when you complete the check-out process.
• 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