At the TKGA Annual Conference each year, those who have completed all three levels of the Masters Program since that last conference are invited to a Master Knitter® Pinning Ceremony.
In 2011, in Minneapolis, MN, four of eleven knitters who completed the TKGA Masters Hand Knitting Program (and one in the Machine Knitting Program) since our last TKGA Conference were pinned by Binka Schwan. Pictured L-R: Celia McAdam Cahill, Pam Chamberlain, Carole Ayres, Stephanie Hatfield.
In 2010, in Manchester, NH, five of 17 knitters who completed the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program since the last year were pinned by Molly Ferrante. Pictured L-R: Margaret Richard, Joyce Jones, Marianne Henderson, Leslie Gonzalez, Suzanne Bryan.
In 2009, in Portland, OR, two of eight knitters who completed the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program since the last year were pinned by Arenda Hollday. First photo is Catherine Reitsema and the second is Lisa Wilcox.
In 2008, in Portland, OR, three of the 17 knitters who completed the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program since the last year came for the Pinning Ceremony. In the photos below, Mary Forte models her Level 3 garment. Linda Price (burgundy) is pinned by Arenda Holladay. Sylvia Willoughby is pinned as other Master Knitter candidates and Committee Members look on.
In Oakland, CA in September 2007, five of the 24 knitters who completed the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program since the last Conference were in attendance. Master Knitter and former Masters Committee Member Margaret Fisher presented Master Knitter pins to (L-R) Susan Schroeder, Lori Lober, Cheryl Mason and Doreen Stacy. Dawn Seymour who modeled her Masters sweater in the Fashion Show received her pin, as well (far R). Pins were mailed after the Conference to those who were unable to attend but have earned the Master Knitter title.