Just in time for prime knitting season, we are proud to announce the arrival of something very beautiful.
Hello, hooray, welcome to the world, Field Guide No. 19: Marls!
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The one and only Cecelia Campochiaro.
What’s the game here?
Marling. You know, that thing where you knit while holding more than one strand of yarn at a time.
Cecelia brings us a new world of knitting that allows for all sorts of play with color and texture. We thought we knew what marling was about before we started working with Cecelia on this Field Guide. Well, let’s just say we’re lifelong learners.
This is knitting that is full of surprise, and ease, and unpredictable beauty. We’ve been itching to make these projects for months now, so it’s going to be a great season for that thing we all love to do: exquisite, simple knitting.
We have brought in Cecelia’s favorite marling yarns for this Field Guide, so there’s a whole new world of yarns for us to play with. Three brand-new yarns, in huge palettes. We hardly know where to begin.
If you want to dive right in and see all the designs and yarns in an easy-to-shop form, here’s our brand-new lookbook.
Cecelia’s designs explore marling in five very cool projects. There’s something for every knitter, simple to spectacular.
Striped Marl Hat. This is Woolfolk Tynd, a yarn we have admired for years. It is called Ultimate Merino because of the careful way it is made. It is sometimes mistaken for cashmere. We’ve never seen a merino like this before, and it’s a great way to start your marling journey. Two skeins gives you the chance to try out marling on a sweet little hat.
Marlogram Scarf/Cowl. What happens when you marl two yarns that already have a slow gradient shift to them? Who knows? That’s the fun here. With Freia Fine Handpaints Ombré Merino Lace, you’re creating a superbly lightweight fabric with a one-of-a-kind color story. If you got lost in Cecelia’s Parallelogram Scarf from Field Guide No. 5: Sequences, this one is your next obsession.
Spectra Sweater. Cecelia turns her marled stripes vertical with a sideways construction. This is four pieces of knitting, starting at the center seams and working toward the cuffs. Stripes are different on the front and back, so the whole thing is an exercise in Seeing What Marling Does. We’re going to make ours oversized for max cocoon effect. Cecelia chose Isager Tvinni for this sweater—a light, classic wool yarn that we’re carrying in 20 colors.
Swarf. Is this technically a dickie? Yes. Are we making up a new name for a time-honored garment? Absolutely. This is such a cool, modern layer to add—that layer that we crave when we don’t crave a bunch of extra sleevage. And the yarn here, Woolfolk Tynd, is as luxurious and subtle a yarn as you could ever want.
Color Explosion Throw. Here’s the project that has us starry eyed. Cecelia gives us 11 colors of Rowan Felted Tweed and shows us the potential for combining colors in a stunning range of pairs. This is 55 different marls. We made a Color Explosion Throw bundle of Felted Tweed (25 balls, 11 colors!) so you can get lost in a world of marling.
So much! Watch for the knitalong that begins shortly.
If you’re interested in these new yarns, we’ve brought in what we think is a heroic supply, but we are often wrong these days. So spend some time with the Field Guide No. 19 lookbook and find something that piques your curiosity.