Cecelia Campochiaro grew up in a family of artists and has been knitting since she was 12. Her professional work was to develop finely calibrated machines that inspect computer chips, which requires precision on par with counting a gauge swatch. She left high tech in 2018 to focus on knitting.
While seeking simple knitting projects to take with her on business trips, Cecelia “unvented” a simple way of knitting in which complex-looking fabrics “just happen.” This discovery led to mountains of swatches, months of work, and the publication, in 2015, of her beautiful, groundbreaking book, Sequence Knitting: Simple Methods for Creating Complex Reversible Fabrics. Her new book is Making Marls: A Sourcebook for Multistranded Handknitting, an exquisite exploration of knitting with multiple strands of yarn.
Cecelia lives in Silicon Valley and still travels widely—but now it’s for knitting. Keep track of Cecelia’s teaching and other appearances at her website.
Contributions From Cecelia Campochiaro
My Own Spectra Sweater
The designer marls along.Read More about My Own Spectra Sweater
MDK Field Guide No. 5: Sequences
Rich, gorgeous, simple to make. This Field Guide introduces the ingenious idea of sequence knitting, the "unvention" of Cecelia Campochiaro. Cecelia's four designs provide the perfect canvas for you to play with her gorgeous knit-and-purl stitch patterns. Rediscover the endless puzzle of knitting all over again with these elegant, simple projects. Find everything you need to knit these designs in the One-Stop Shop!