|Master Machine Knitting Program|
Take Your Knitting to the Next Level
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About the Master Machine Knitting Program
The Master Machine Knitting Program was developed for Machine Knitting members of The Knitting Guild of America (now The Knitting Guild Association) (TKGA) to have their knitting evaluated using specific criteria and guidelines. It followed many requests from machine knitters for a chance to improve their skills and expand their expertise in the same manner that was available to hand knitters through the Master Hand Knitting Program. In 1998 the program was modified to address the capabilities and the limitations of the PASSAP DM5, DM80 and the E6000. As a result there are two separate, but equal programs; one for the single bed knitting machines and one for the double-bed PASSAPs.
Knitters in the Master Machine Knitting Programs work through three levels, each building on techniques demonstrated in the previous level. Each level is completed independently, and evaluated by the Master Machine Knitting Committee, before the knitter goes to the next level.
For many years, until 2014, the PASSAP program lacked its third level. That omission has been corrected with the revision of all of the programs. Now the PASSAP knitter can reach the technical level of all of the original program Master Knitters. Any PASSAP knitters can complete the Masters program by taking this third level.
The programs are designed as an educational process, not a competition or contest. The programs do not explicitly teach knitting skills but rather require you to research the techniques as you work the swatches and projects. The programs emphasize independent and involved learning on the part of the knitter. Brand-new PASSAP knitters who are not familiar with their knitting machines are encourage to consider taking the Basic PASSAP Beginner’s Correspondence Course “Starting Out on the PASSAP” before embarking on the Master’s Program.
TKGA sanctioned group for those interested in or working through the TKGA Master MACHINE Knitting Program, as well as the TKGA Correspondence Courses for Beginning Machine Knitters: “Starting Out Machine Knitting On the PASSAP Duomatic DM5, DM80 or E-6000”as well as the new Correspondence Course “Learn the Secrets of the PASSAP E-6000 Console and How to Program It”. There is a Beginners Program for the Japanese machines that is in progress. Watch for “Getting Started Machine Knitting” for the single bed machines. All knitters are welcome.
Master Knitter News
Cast On also dedicates a section of the magazine to providing information for knitters enrolled in the Master Knitting Programs and for those who may be considering either the Master Hand or the Master Machine Knitting Programs. The goal is to keep you informed, update you on news, and provide clarifications.