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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.

We encourage all knitters who are interested in learning more about their chosen craft to participate in the program. The program is not for brand new knitters, but for those who want to improve their skills. TKGA offers MiniCourses and Correspondence Courses for knitters who are interested in learning to knit. 

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2015 Graduates
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Since the start of the MASTER Hand Knitting Program we have had numerous graduates. Click here to see a full list of Master Hand Knitting Grads!

Full List of Graduates



The 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.

Committee Pictures and Bios




If you are ready to start the Master Hand Knitting Program you can purchase Level 1 via the TKGA Catalog.


Via Email at  Or visit us on 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.

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