We’ve been sitting on this one in recent months, with ever-increasing temptation to blab. At last, we can shout it out: Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 5: Sequences is here!
This is the first time that we’ve dedicated a Field Guide to the vision of just one designer, the extraordinary Cecelia Campochiaro.
Meet Cecelia Campochiaro
Cecelia’s Sequence Knitting: Simple Methods for Creating Complex Reversible Fabrics is one of the most amazing knitting books. Her encyclopedia of knit-purl patterns shows us the endless possibility to be found in the simplest of stitch combinations. We are thrilled to have the chance to collaborate with Cecelia on this Field Guide, which serves as a pocket-sized introduction to Cecelia’s cool ideas.
A Peek at the Projects
Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 5: Sequences is pure knitting play, with four projects from Cecelia’s fertile imagination.
This sampler of 16 sequences creates textures you cannot anticipate—which is where the fun is. The resulting wrap has extraordinary drape and texture. It’s a timeless piece to wear forever.
The yarn for this, Crave Yarn’s Caravan, is a perfect match—a breathtaking blend of merino, cashmere, camel, and mulberry silk.
Two slow-changing skeins of yarn make this scarf a glorious color adventure. In a busy season, this low-stakes drama may be all we need.
Freia Fine Handpaints Shawl Balls with Cecelia’s pattern—Tina Whitmore’s brilliant color sense is a sight to behold, and to knit.
When we work sequences in the round, a simple stitch pattern gets interesting very quickly.
This is a great unisex hat, and the yarn here—Brooke Sinnes’s Sincere Sheep Cormo Sport—is a springy, naturally dyed wonder.
Decreasing stitches will create even more texture surprises, and these cheerful pennants of knitterly joy make the best sort of experiment. Decorate your house, your tree, yourself—we would never dream of telling you how to fly your Freak Flags.
But we do think that Amy Lee Serradell’s Canon Hand Dyes mini skeins make it all incredibly fun.
The Wind Beneath Our Freak Flags
We appreciate the support of all y’all, our readers and customers, as we follow our knitterly curiosity in many directions through our Field Guide series. These little books mean a lot to us, and we are excited to share Cecelia’s inventive—unventive!—ideas with knitters.
Please take a look at Field Guide No. 5, and join us in this elegant, endlessly entertaining knitting. We can’t wait to explore Cecelia’s patterns with you, and to get lost in these yarns created by some of the most careful, clever yarn makers we know.
With winter on the way, we have a feeling that this kind of beautiful knitting is just the thing we all need.
Kay and Ann