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Reversible Textures with Layered Sequence Knitting: a workshop with Cecelia Campochiaro

November 5, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Layered Sequence Knitting is an exciting extension of sequence knitting. By taking simple one row sequence knitting patterns and layering them you can create a wide range of more complex reversible textures. You will swatch some interesting examples, and we’ll talk about how this con- cept can be applied to knit–purl patterns, lace, slip-stitch patterns and more.

This is a six hour workshop. Participants will break for a one hour lunch from 12-1 pm.

Skills needed:

This workshop is suitable for advanced beginners and beyond. Students must be able to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase and decrease without help and should be able to read their knitting.


Bring two balls of smooth, solid-color yarn in different colors. The yarn should be in a gauge you like to work and appropriate needles. Appropriate needles are usually US 2.5 (3 mm) or US3 (3.25 mm) for fingering, US4 (3.5 mm) for Sport, US6 (4 mm) for DK, and US 8 (5 mm) for worsted.

About Cecelia:

Cecelia Campochiaro appeared on the knitting scene in 2015 with her debut book, Sequence Knitting. Knitting was a causal pastime until she had an ah-ha moment in 2010 and realized that interesting textured fabrics could be created by the simple repetition of a sequence of stitches. This idea evolved and led to her writing Sequence Knitting, which is a reference book about this mindful approach to knitting.

In the years since Sequence Knitting debuted, she has continued to develop new ideas in knitting. Sequence Knitting is about texture, and her new book, Making Marls, is about color. In Making Marls, the technique of working multiple strands together as one is explored as a way to create colorwork in handknitting.

Cecelia lives in Silicon Valley, where for many years she developed specialized microscopes used in computer chip manufacturing. Textiles, photography and the arts have been a lifelong passion running in parallel with her technical life. In high school and college even though her main studies were in the sciences, she also studied drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and photography.

Not only is she interested in the arts and knitting, but also in books. Books have been the primary mechanism for knowledge transfer for over a thousand years. One of her missions is to honor that tradition and create books that are both informative, and also beautiful objects in and of themselves. Makers love beautiful things, and Cecelia feels strongly that books should be as lovely as tools and yarns. Today she is fully dedicated to the fiber world and “unventing” new ways to make amazing knit fabrics.


November 5, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Alexandria, VA 22314 United States


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