Saturday, June 14, 2014

Masters Program

I am participating in The Knitting Guild Association Master Hand Knitting Program.  I am on Level 1.  The program requires completion of 17 Swatches ranging from ribbing, stockinette, garter stitch, increases and decreases, cables, lace and colorwork.  There are 22 questions to answer, including measuring gauge (markers in the photo below are depicting measurements), cast ons, yarn overs, increases and decreases and a range of other topics.  Writing instructions and pattern and a final project of a colorwork mitten. There is also a 2-4 page report on Blocking and Care of Handknits.  References must be included and cited on all work.



Its quite a program.  The above photo was taken at an angle because of lighting - my swatch isn't that wonky looking in real life :o)  Once all of the work is completed, a binder is mailed off to TKGA and reviewed by several committee members, if anything needs to be re-worked, they let you know and  you can resubmit.  There's no time limit.

I'm curious how long it will take.  I am up to swatch 4 right now.

5 comments:

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

If it's possible to breeze through a course, while still finding it exciting, challenging and educational, I'm sure you'll do it. I'll only wish you a tiny bit of luck, because you have more than enough talent. Save the luck for things like the lottery and yarn clearance sales!

kathy b said...

My daughter AL signed up for a similar class. Im impressed with both of you. I could never do the course.

WildflowerWool said...

Good for you! I have started it too but have gotten side tracked. Must get back to it. Happy swatching!

Dee said...

Way to go! Have fun.

Lynn said...

17 swatches!?!?! I think that would keep me away just from that!!! Good for you for starting this program. Nothing like being a Master Knitter!!