I’ve been knitting just over 4 years. It’s become an obsession. I love the feel of yarn flowing thru my fingers as I create a fabric.
A couple years ago, I went to Stitches South and took Margaret Fisher‘s “7 Things that can ‘make or break’ a sweater” class. When going thru her bio, she mentioned that she was a Master Knitter. Her sample garments were exquisite. Couture hand knits, not “home made”.
Last year I started listening to the “Mastering the Knits” podcast. Natalie and Alicia discuss their Master Knitter journey. At the Zombie Knitpacolypse this past June, I met Jennifer (aka Daizie) who is also in the program. Jennifer recently passed Level 1! YAY!!!
A couple months ago, I knit my first sweater for me, Boxy by Joji Locatelli. It’s simple, over-sized and I love it.
While knitting this, I had to attempt a few new techniques and struggled with some of them. I want to make sweaters that look that good and fit me well. If I’m going to do this, I need to up my game.
So… I decided a couple months ago to start on my master knitter journey. Before signing up, I thought it would be a ‘piece of cake’. HA!!! It’s going to require discipline and practice. But… I know the journey will be worth it. My first attempt (of many, I’m sure) at swatch 1.