As of the end of December 2012, there are 268 TKGA Master Knitters in hand
knitting and 17 in machine knitting. The Master Knitter® title, certificate and
pin are awarded only to those knitters who have completed all three levels of
the TKGA Master Knitting Program. This figure, of course, continues to grow. A
list of those who have completed the course appears at the end of this page. The
program began in 1987.
From October 2001 (when The Knitting Guild
Association staff began entering program details into a database) to
the end of December 2012, 1905 people had submitted their workbooks and projects to
the Master Knitting Committee in pursuit of a Level One, Level Two or Level
How many of the 1905 passed their program level
within the same timeframe? A whopping 1478! (20 of these are machine knitters.)
The rest are considered "pending” and are highly likely to finish.
other facts: Even though the program is only offered in English and those who
participate must be fluent in English, those who have completed part or all of
the program include knitters from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador,
England, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand.
NUMBER OF GRADUATES IN 2012 PER MASTERS LEVEL
55 ----------------Master Hand Knitting Level
15 ------------------Master Hand Knitting Level Two
------------------Master Hand Knitting Level Three