So here is the swatch-by-swatch breakdown of what passed, what squeaked by, and what I needed to redo for my TKGA Master Hand Knitting Level I swatches. The feedback I describe below comes from the wonderful 4 page letter that I got back from my original submission of the Level I binder. (more…)
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Having read through all of the requirements of the Master Knitter program Level 1, I now know how much I don’t know.
I really don’t think I’ll be able to get a single one of the swatches done without at least a little research. This is good, mind you, I’m happy to know this will be a fully rigorous academic as well as craft exercise. But it sure is making me feel like I don’t know anything!
For example, although I know a couple of ways to increase and decrease, I don’t know what ways will be unobtrusive in ribbing. Therefore, I can’t even get through swatches 1 and 2 without research. For swatch 3, I know two different stitches that are sometimes called “seed stitch”, I’m assuming they mean the American one, but I can’t remember which of the two that I know is the American one. I don’t know what “Blended” vs. “Full Fashioned” decreases means. I don’t know if my cables have even tension on either side, but I think I’m guilty of some distorted crossing stitches. And just last night, my newly technique-focused eye realized that the 1×1 ribbing that I’m working on a gift hat has distorted stockinette ribs on one side… and I don’t know why! (more…)
Today I received the packet for Master Hand Knitter’s program Level I via email. It contains instructions on how to prepare my samples, reports and how to package my submission when complete.
I have to prove that I can follow and write patterns, research knitting techniques, do the basic stitches, increase and decrease properly, make cables and yarnovers, change yarn colors, weave in ends, block and care for knits, and knit in the round.
As to the physical materials that I will need to submit, it looks like there are 16 swatches, about 20 questions, a 2-page report with references, and a hat. (more…)