Sing Along with Sequence Knitting

January 19, 2022

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  • What exactly is sequence knitting? Sorry, but I didn’t understand what it is (specifically). Is it similar to sampling? TIA

    • Sequence knitting is just repeating a set sequence of knit/purl stitches that make different textured patterns.

      For example, the Marlogram pattern from the most recent Field Guide is just a repeated 10-stitch sequence, with one edge stitch (an increase on one side, a decrase on the other). Because of the bias shape, that 10-stitch sequence of knits and purls turns into a more complex kind of diagonal texture.

    • “Sequence Knitting” is the name of a book, published in 2015, by Cecelia Campochiaro, and available from her web site – book description is at https://ceceliacampochiaro.com/sequence-knitting/. Bonus feature of the book description – a very generous number of sample pages! She wrote another book, titled “Making Marls”, published in 2020, also available from her web site, also with a generous number of sample pages. Double-Bonus on her web site, under “patterns”, she links to Ravelry projects done from her patterns. Hope this helps, and hope you will take a look at her web site

      • Thank you. I’ll follow up.

    • Another gimmicky way to desctibe something so you can get paid to blog.

      • Grrrrr I cannot boast perfection today.

  • Yes, what actually is Sequence Knitting? Is it using the same pattern on different types of yarn? Thank you.

  • Sequences are expired in Field Guide 5.

    • Explained

  • Love!

  • Did you use t,who strands of the handspun for the last sample. Very intriguing.

    • Lovely article. Sequence knitting was new to me with the Marlogram Cowl and it is fascinating and engaging. Totally agree that it’s addictive. Adore the texture it creates. And appreciate your showing so many different yarns.

  • Inspired by all of the MDK posts, I recently used sequence knitting to create a textured pillow cover. The homespun yarn from our local Sheep Pasture sheep was a bit too scratchy and stiff for a scarf. With the strands doubled, it became a perfect weight for a sturdy pillow cover. The undyed white yarn really shows off the sequence pattern.

    This really was a “perfect project.” I found a way to easily transform wool that I love–because it comes from sheep I see everyday on my dog walks, but could not figure out how to use, into something cozy and decorative. I did not have enough for a back. But no matter. I used fabric.

    My daughter, who is just learning to knit, was very impressed that I made such an impressive bit of fabric using just two stitches and a repeating pattern.

  • Cecelia is doing a 2 hour sequence knitting class on vogue live this Sunday. I signed up after the the MDK zoom with her last week. $39 usd. Class wasn’t full as if yesterday. Sometimes a demo with opportunity to practice is easier for me than reading through something.

  • The pinks and purples, still on the needle, just sing! I see how a huge stash could feed some compelling colour combinations because I don’t really like purple and rarely knit with it, yet in marls I was so drawn to this photo. Thoroughly enjoy your articles and relearn the bookmark feature each time I read one.

  • I knit the sequence shawl in the field guide and had a really difficult time putting it down and doing anything else! It was great fun, totally addictive, and be sure to use a light color so you can see all the different patterns.

  • Nice. Clearly you bin workin overtime…

  • I fell in love with the parallelogram scarf and ordered field guide 5. Then I decided to swatch a few sequences from the corrugated shawl and ended up starting a throw blanket instead. I’m using a lovely colonial blue for the sequences and white for the spacing stripes. It’s for a gift but I’m definitely in love with how it’s turning out. I’m thinking a chunky cowl would be fun too. I can’t stop sequencing long enough to work on my Westknits MKAL.