Sunday, September 25, 2011

Master Knitting Update

I sent off my Level 2 binder for the Master Hand Knitting program at the end of July.  Yesterday morning, I received it back, along with a letter from the co-chair of the committee who reviewed it. (Level 2 is reviewed by two committee members and a co-chair.)

I am happy to say I have no knitting re-submits to do.  My knitting book reviews were all accepted, as was my History of Knitting report.  Overall, they were very complimentary about my submission, and told me it was "one of the most skilled Level 2 submissions that we have seen." 

Resubmits consist of the following
  • Patterns for three swatches: one lace swatch, one cable swatch and the cable flare swatch.  
  • Gauge worksheet and answer for Question 8. 
  • Question 12 was accepted, but clarification was requested.
  • Question 14: "Your discussion is excellent." Please resubmit paragraph with directions for swatch.

They also suggested I submit a pattern for the vest I knit, even though it's not a requirement for Level 2.  I had made extreme modifications to the vest pattern.  The only things I actually used from it were the dimensions and stitch gauge.  The original pattern was a two-color  stranded design knit in the round with steeks.  My vest was knit flat and seamed and had a cable-lace pattern in the front.  I had thought I might need to write the pattern, and did about it at the Knit and Crochet Show.  At the time I was told it wasn't necessary (and they're still saying that), but they're recommending I do so because it'll be good practice for Level 3.  I'd just as soon get feedback now on my garment pattern writing skills, since it's clear I need some work on my swatch pattern writing!

On the whole, I'm very happy.  Level 2 was a LOT of work and I'm glad there are so few re-submits.  This means I will be able to jump into Level 3 very soon!