Introduction to Marls as Colorwork (Option 1)
With Cecelia Campochiaro
Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm
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.
• US 3 and US 4 needles (3.25 mm and 3.5 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