TKGA Master Knitting Program

Late summer/early fall of last year I stumbled onto The Knitting Guild Association and their Masters program.  I immediately thought I had to sign up for this, but I had also just started planning all my Christmas knitting projects.    I signed up as a member of TKGA but decided that I would wait until after the holidays and reconsider.

If I still wanted to do this program then I would start a blog and order the Masters program.  So here I am. My Christmas knitting is done and I’ve posted about most of them here.  It’s time to go buy the Masters program. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wasatch Backcountry Hat

Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed Aran/Heavy Worsted: Toad & Chipmunk
Yarn Weight: Heavy Worsted
Needles: Size 6 circular & DPN
Measurements: 22″ circumference and 7.5″ height
Pattern Location: Wasatch Backcountry Hat
Time Spent: 6 hours
Dates: 12/20/2011 – 12/22/2011

I actually made two of these hats but the first one was made with DK weight and was a little too small.  This is the second Christmas hat for my dad.  I gave the first one to my sister when she was helping me take pictures because it fits her.  I made the second one with heavy worsted weight to make it just a little bigger.

It’s a little annoying to make because the 1X1 ribbing can be hard on the hands but it is nice and simple in both looks and knitting it.

Enchanting Scarf

Yarn: Knit Picks Shimmer Hand Dyed Lace Yarn –  Lip Gloss: 27/50 g
Yarn Weight: Lace
Needles: Size 3 circular
Measurements: unblocked: 40″ long and 4″ wideblocked: 65″ long and 6″ wide
Pattern Location: Ravelry Enchanting Scarf Pattern – modified
Time Spent: 19 hours
Dates: 10/15/2011 – 12/21/2011

This lace scarf is another Christmas present for my sister.  This was my Saturday project for when I went to the tea shop.  The pattern was fairly simple but unfortunately that kept messing me up as I would forget to switch over to the second half the pattern.

I made the scarf half the width of the pattern as it became very wide.  I’m glad I did because it’s more of a stole than a scarf with the full width.  I’m also not sure where the measurements on the pattern came from as I can’t see how that’s possible blocked or unblocked, especially the width.  I ended up adding almost ten extra repeats to the length to get it long enough.

Pink Broccus Gloves

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette

  • Cosmopolitan (34/50 g ball)
  • Blush (37/50g ball)
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Needles: Size 1 & 2 DPN
Measurements: 8″ wrist circumference and 11″ wrist to middle finger tip
Pattern Location: Broccus Gloves Pattern
Time Spent: 22 hours
Dates: 12/11/2011 – 12/20/2011

This pair is for my sister for Christmas.  It went quite a bit faster to make the second pair.  I also didn’t shorten the fingers since I’m the only one who has short fingers.  I used up quite a bit of yarn closing the holes between the fingers.  I forgot how I picked up the stitches on the first pair.  I did better there and didn’t need as much yarn to close those gaps.

It was still fun making these gloves again.  I may make another pair for myself with a different pattern but the same construction.  The pair I made for myself are still my favorite gloves I’ve ever owned, probably because the fingers aren’t too long for me =)

Haruni Shawl

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette Cream – 2 balls + 20/30g of 3rd ball
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Needles: Size 4 circular
Measurements: unblocked: 36″ wide & 18″ longblocked: 50″ wide & 26″ long
Pattern Location: Ravelry Haruni Shawl
Time Spent: 42.5 hours
Dates: 11/17/2011 – 12/10/2011

This shawl is a Christmas present for my mom.  I added an extra repeat of chart A to make it a little bigger than the pattern called for.  In general I liked this pattern, but chart B really does take half your yarn and time so be prepared for that.