Glorious knitting ahead!
Cecelia’s Sequence Knitting 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’re thrilled to have the chance to collaborate with Cecelia on this Field Guide, which serves as an introduction to Cecelia’s cool ideas.
MDK Field Guide No. 5: Sequences is pure knitting play, with four projects from Cecelia’s fertile imagination.
Corrugated Shawl: This sampler of 16 sequences creates textures you cannot anticipate—which is where the fun is. The resulting wrap has extraordinary drape and texture. The yarn for this, Crave Yarns’ Caravan, is a perfect, soft match. It’s a timeless piece to wear forever.
Parallelogram Scarf: 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. We paired Freia Fibers Shawl Balls and Yarn Bombs (for a double-wide version!) with Cecelia’s pattern—Tina Whitmore’s brilliant color sense is a sight to behold, and to knit.
Swirl Hat: 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.
Freak Flags: 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.