Taking Cecelia Campochiaro’s Sequence Knitting class on Knit Stars (season 3, aka the season we are in) was one of the most eye-opening experiences of my knitting life. In the role of teacher, Cecelia’s background in science and teaching comes shining through, with clarity and bountiful good humor. Her video class changed my thinking about what a knitting class could be. I thought I knew sequence knitting—after all, Cecelia did a Field Guide with us on the topic, and I’ve done a ton of sequence knitting since then—but the light bulbs really started popping in my brain while listening to Cecelia teach in (virtual) person. She knows how to turn on the light in a knitter’s brain.
Cecelia has a new topic these days. Her latest book, Making Marls, lets her knitterly genius out to romp around in a whole new playground. As with sequence knitting, Cecelia has taken something knitters were already doing—in this case, combining different strands of yarn and knitting them together into marled fabrics—and fully explored it, while at the same time giving us mesmerizingly beautiful fabrics that knit up almost effortlessly.
Thrillingly, Cecelia is a guest on a recent edition of Fruity Knitting, a video podcast that goes deep in its interviews with designers and knitters of note. So deep, in fact, that they will feature two interviews with Cecelia, one on sequence knitting, and a second one (to come), on Making Marls.
Part 1 of the Fruity Knitting interview of Cecelia starts at minute 55:40 of the video link up top.