Before Beginning - Basic Information About the Program
of the things this program tests is the ability of the knitter to
follow the instructions to the smallest detail. This is a required skill
for knitters. A project may not turn out as expected if the
instructions are not followed. Before picking up your knitting needles,
carefully read ALL of the instructions. Some aspects of the program must
be completed in a specific order. Reading the directions carefully can
help you avoid having to resubmit incorrectly worked swatches.
out what to expect in the Masters Program - Hand Knitting - Level 1,including
information about swatches, research, shipping, insurance and more!
You are also welcome to "listen in" and ask questions on the TKGA Masters group/forum at www.Ravelry.com.
Resources That Will Be Available Once You Enroll
Research is an extremely important part of this program. See the Masters Program - Hand Knitting Group area's Helpful Information page for a bibliography for
your use. In addition to books and websites, the "On Your Way to the
Masters” articles in Cast On magazine are a valuable resource
for you. For your convenience, an archive can be found online in the
TKGA Members’ Only section .
Should you have specific questions about the materials you've received, use the Contact Us button on this site and TKGA staff can put you in contact with a Master Program committee
The Masters Program Hand Knitting Group area also provides information on the date of the most recent Program revisions. (Work turned in for review must follow a Program version that is less than one year old.)
The TKGA Masters group/forum on http://www.ravelry.com/ can provide assistance as well.
(NOTE ABOUT THE MASTERS PROGRAM HAND KNITTING GROUP ON THIS SITE: Those who enrolled in the Program after June 2013 have been automatically added to the TKGA Masters Program Hand Knitting Group. Others who are participating in the Program but are not yet part of the Group can "request to join"; once confirmed - usually within 48 hours - they will have access.If you have questions, use Contact Us .)
When you are ready, we hope you will sign up for the Program!
About the Master Hand Knitting Committee
Master Hand Knitting Committee is made up of knitters who have
completed all three levels of the program. Several serve as co-chairs
who summarize the other committee members' evaluations and write the
final evaluation to each knitter. The letter evaluates the work and
makes concrete suggestions for improvements. Your work is not
criticized, it is critiqued. The co-chair will most likely require that
work be redone before the level is passed.
volunteer their time; none are paid. All of the committee members serve
for one reason–to pass on what they have learned to others. Keep this in
mind as you read your evaluation letter.