|The Master Hand Knitting Program|
Take Your Knitting to the Next Level
About the Master Hand Knitting Program
The Master Hand Knitting Program was announced in the Fall 1987 issue of Cast On as a way for members of The Knitting Guild Association (TKGA) to have their knitting evaluated using specific criteria and guidelines. It was designed as an educational process, not a competition or contest.
For each level of the program, swatches will be knit, reports written, questions answered and projects completed. Experienced knitters may require less practice to master a technique while less experienced knitters may need to rework a swatch many times. Both can become Master Knitters. By the time you complete the program you will have a mastery of knitting techniques and will have knowledge of the history and traditions of knitting. You will also have experience in garment design and pattern writing. But more importantly you will have the confidence in your own abilities. Where this confidence takes you is up to you.
Knitters work independently through three levels of the program, each building on techniques demonstrated in the previous level. Each level is to be completed and evaluated by the Master Hand Knitting Committee, before the knitter is able to obtain material for the next level of the program.
Visit us on Ravelry.com where our very active and informative group of Master Hand Knitting students, Committee members, and Co-Chairs participate in the various topics and answer all questions you may have concerning the program.
Because the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program is an evaluation of individual skills and knowledge, TKGA does not authorize "TKGA Masters Classes” in shops, guilds, etc. TKGA does not authorize anyone to teach the materials of the program as a course.
**Not currently enrolled in the MHK Program but interested in learning more? Find out more!
Graduates of the Master Hand Knitting Program
Visit our Ravlery page where our very active and informative group of Master Hand Knitting students, Committee members, and Co-Chairs participate in the various topics and answer all questions you may have concerning the program as well as Basics, Basics, Basics, the Finishing course or any other TKGA correspondence program. All knitters welcome.
Master Hand Knitting in Cast On Magazine
Cast On Magazine features an article titled On Your Way to the Masters that is written by a current member of the Master Hand Knitting Committee. Each article references a different aspect of the Master Hand Knitting Program and offers in site on the program and how you can better prepare yourself for your reviews. These articles are commonly referred to by reviewers to students of the program because they offer invaluable information and are a key resource to helping students complete each level of the program and better their knitting ability.
Master Knitter News
Cast On also dedicates a section of the magazine to providing information for knitters enrolled in the Master Hand Knitting Program and for those who may be considering the program. The goal is to keep you informed, update you on news, and provide clarifications.