April 19, 2005


Trying to gain some momentum toward completing Level II of the Master Knitter program, I knuckled down and did the Dreaded Seed Stitch Seam yesterday.
This little puppy is something I've procrastinated on for, oh, longer than I care to admit. (Now to get it tagged and stuffed into the binder -- an organizational step that I constantly trip myself over.)

Posted by Karen at April 19, 2005 12:25 PM

That looks great!

Posted by: Anne at April 19, 2005 10:51 PM

Thanks, Anne. I need all the moral support I can get. The seam and swatches look much better in real life, BTW.

Posted by: Karen at April 19, 2005 11:08 PM

What is the Master Knitter program?

Posted by: Patti at April 20, 2005 12:01 AM

Patti, the Master Knitter program is a certification program put on by TKGA -- the Knitting Guild Association, http://www.tkga.org.

It consists of three levels:
Level I -- Advanced Beginner
Level II -- Intermediate
Level III -- Advanced

In each level you prepare some swatches (and in Levels II and III some garments) that show your expertise in different (required) techniques, and you also do some written work. None of this is mentally or physically taxing, but it does require much attention to detail! And you have to be able to follow directions.

You submit your work (via TKGA) to a committee of Master Knitters who review your work and comment on it. They pass it, or request that you re-do it.

At the end, you get pinned at the TKGA banquet at the national convention, and you get a certificate. And, presumably, you get a lot of satisfaction out of the honor of being able to call yourself a Master Knitter.

Truthfully, working through the program has stretched my knitting skills and made me a better knitter. And I'm only on Level II!

Posted by: Karen at April 20, 2005 01:03 AM

it looks great! one more step completed on the master knitter journey.

Posted by: marti at April 20, 2005 08:20 AM