Master Knitter

The Road to Master Knitter Certification…

…is NOT just about swatching!

If you’re not familiar with the TKGA‘s Master Knitter Certification program, it’s something I would DEFINITELY recommend!

I learned to knit a little bit here and a little bit there by:

  • nagging my older cousin into teaching me when I was little
  • taking a couple of classes over the years
  • looking up a particular technique on the internet
  • just diving into an interesting looking pattern & figuring it out

After having been knitting for 30+ years I considered myself a fairly advanced knitter.

Well, not so comrades, I didn’t know why the heck I was doing some of the things I was doing!!!

The MASTER KNITTER program helps answer those questions.   As you knit the required swatches, you have to do research and answer questions on WHY you  are doing something a certain way, WHEN you should be using one technique vs. another and so forth.  (Remember those school worksheets you had to fill out with a zillion questions?)

So far, it’s been fun to do research and take time to figure out why things are done in a certain way and to examine my knitting stitch-by-stitch.

…progress on my swatches coming soon!


4 responses

  1. This sounds interesting – never heard of it before! I guess it’s just an American thing maybe?

    1. It’s organized by The Knitting Guild Association, but I don’t think it’s limited to American knitters. You can check out all the details on their website..

      It’s definitely a great learning experience.

      1. Thanks Cheryl Marie – I’ll take a look when I get a second but it might not be quite what I’m after I think. Sounds like you’re enjoying it though which is good.

  2. Frrom time to time Ive thought about doing the certification. Though I first learned to knit 50 years ago, I agree that there’s always more to learn … 🙂

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