Master Of My Domain

If you guys follow me on Twitter, you might know this already, but I want to do an actual blog post about it because it has been such a big part of my life for 6 years.

On Feb 28th, I found out from The Knitting Guild Assocation that I have successfully passed the last level of the Master Hand Knitter program, and am officially a certified Master Knitter now. WUT?!?!?!

Although I didn't discuss it here a lot, I've been doing the program since 2014 and have posted updates here once in awhile. Let me tell you, it was a long and sometimes hard journey. Along the way, I took other courses from TKGA, such as the Basics Basics Basics and the Swatch To Sweater course.

The whole MHK program is based on the ancient method of apprenticeship levels to mastery when it comes to crafting, so the three levels really push you. It really is an amazing program!

I've had a lot of items to do (and re-do) so I thought I'd do a visual re-cap here of all the work that was put into it.

The written work (consisted of swatches, patterns, essays, reports, book and magazine reviews,  answers to questions and bibliography)
Here's a link to my Level 3 binder in case you want to see what was inside:D

The major projects I submitted:

Level 1- Mitten

Level 2- Vest, Wristlet and Argyle Sock
(These are all re-submitted items. The original ones I did were rejected due to mistakes. So bummed about it, but I re-did them, and man, did I learn A LOT!

Level 3- My own hat and sweater design

I must admit I'm really proud of these Level 3 projects. They took me awhile to design and knit, but they were worth the effort.

If you are really into knitting and want to take your skills to the next level, I highly highly recommend doing the program. Everyone in the organization (volunteer Master Knitters themselves) are so helpful and kind. Worth every penny, and time and effort!


  1. I remember reading some of your post about this and how challenging (but fun) this was for you so I know you must be really proud! it's a great achievement and it's so nice your talent is recognised!

    Congrats again!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From Blue

  2. My goodness, that is incredible! Congratulations! I am so glad all of your hard work dedication has paid off. You are clearly so talented and determined. Your work really speaks for itself. Congratulations again. Well deserved!
    the creation of beauty is art.

  3. Daebak! Chuka hamnida chingu! I was so happy for you when I saw your tweet! You really deserve it for all the hard work you put into this. What an incredible achievement! Enjoy and be proud <3

  4. Congratulations - what an amazing achievement!

  5. How wonderful! I am so proud of you, I'm sure you are excited. I am working on a cardigan and cable scarf. You should teach classes! Congratulations!

  6. Whoah, congratulations on this!! I use to work for Soho Publishing the publishers of Vogue Knitting so I know this is a big deal!! And that sweater, you really are a master knitter. All your hard work paid off!

    Allie of

  7. How amazing and wonderful!! Congratulations to you!!
    This is such an accomplishment and I am so elated for you.

    1. Thank you so much, Shon! Great to hear from you again:)

    2. Wow I'm impressed, that must have been a lot of hard work and dedication. Well done!!

  8. Wow congratulations! I'm so proud of you, you truly are the best knitter I've ever met. Well done! :)

  9. Huge achievement Emmy and one to be so proud of. Congratulations! I had no idea how hard you've worked towards this and those submissions certainly show it. The detail in that last sweater is exceptional. That looks like it would take endless amount of hours to complete.


  10. Wow congratulations, you must be so thrilled! What an amazing thing to achieve. I would love to knit but I have such poor co-ordination I don't think I ever would be able to do it, but it's fun to see what pieces you've made! xo

    Gemma | Makeup Muddle

  11. Amazing! Big Congrats master. Everything you've knit looks wonderful.


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