TKGA Master Knitters Level 1: Swatches 7-9


When I first received the program in the mail & started reading through it, I felt overwhelmed & unsure about where & how to begin.  If I hadn’t been working through the program with a friend, I would have struggled & probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it much.  Having someone to talk to about the program, & to work together made a big difference for me. There are questions that my friend & I asked each other, & we scoured the internet together for examples from others who have also worked through the program. I want to be that resource for others.  In this series I will describe what skills a knitter needs to know about & helpful resources that can be used in answering the questions. I will  share pictures of my swatches, & the feedback I receive after my swatches have been reviewed. I hope that this series will be a companion for those working through the program.

Swatches 7-9 are designed to demonstrate your knowledge of decreases.  You will need to know how to decrease using K2tog, SSK, SKP, KSP.  Some of these stitches created a right slanting decrease & the others create a left slanting decreases.  You will need to know which is which & how to use them to create a mirrored decrease. You will also need to know the  difference between SSK and K2tog (Blended) & K2tog and SSK (Full-fashioned) decreases.

When answering the questions that correspond with these swatches * “Decreases Part 1” by Arenda Holladay. Cast on Spring 2005: 22-24 is a helpful article to read.

*These articles are only available to TKGA members.