The unique flexibility of CL Yarn - the fact that knitting weights are built from individual strands - makes our yarn particularly well-suited to marling. This characteristic was highlighted by Cecelia Campochiaro in the introduction to her magisterial book, Making Marls*. We had the pleasure of working with Cecelia to develop marls for two projects, Strauss and Martin, both in her book. A second, extended collaboration resulted in eight marls for one of her newest designs, IBE . This collaboration inspired our own Marl Project, which Cecelia graciously allowed us to launch with the original eight colorways for IBE. A limited edition of Strauss and Martin Kits will follow along with an expanded collection of marl colorways.
*Chroma Opaci Books, Sunnyvale CA, 2020; p.2.
The Marl Project launches with CL Marl 5 x Cecelia Campochiaro, which pairs CL Merino 4 with CL Silk Mohair 1. This particular mix of merino and silk mohair creates a knitted fabric of great versatility that has a precious hand, soft halo and excellent drape.
The color palette was developed by Cecelia to highlight the texture of the Sequence Knitting fabric she used for IBE.
Cecelia's palette ...