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, Making Marls, A Sourcebook for Multistranded Handknitting is due out in early 2020.
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.