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Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
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Jun 16, 2011 15:25:56   #
Sarah KW
I was looking at mags at the library and came across an article within the Cast On mag about master knitter correspondence courses for three level tiers of knitting.
The article stated that there was a base fee of $90 for beginner courses but I wonder if anyone had completed the course and what would the subsequent fees would be? For example does the company provide materials or do I need to purchase specific yarns? Could I cheap out and buy worsted weight acrylic yarn? (I have a large stash of it)
Jun 16, 2011 15:52:17   #
I can't remember how that works. I looked into it years ago when I subscribed to the magazine. Hopefully someone else will know and can tell us.
Jun 16, 2011 16:31:38   #
You can read about it at
I have wanted to do these courses too but $$$ are always an issue with me it seems. It seems everytime I get on track life happens!This time its a broken arm!
Jun 17, 2011 07:48:22   #
Sarah KW
I have been on the broken arm path and would never like to visit it again. The information I saw stated that the basic course for knitting was $90. I hope I was not reading that wrong.
Jun 17, 2011 08:38:49   #
Sarah KW wrote:
I have been on the broken arm path and would never like to visit it again. The information I saw stated that the basic course for knitting was $90. I hope I was not reading that wrong.

Nope, that's what I got, too.
Jun 17, 2011 09:16:29   #
Barbara Ann
I don't know anything about this program, but I am registed and working on the Expert Knitters Program with Webs. I'm loving it!!
Jun 17, 2011 10:29:39   #
Barbara Ann wrote:
I don't know anything about this program, but I am registed and working on the Expert Knitters Program with Webs. I'm loving it!!

Please tell us more
Jun 17, 2011 10:38:50   #
Sarah KW
How exactly does the Webbs program run? How specific are the rules? Do you earn the title Master Knitter?
Jun 17, 2011 10:47:14   #
I just went to the site and checked out all the specifics on these classes. Something more to think about!
Jun 17, 2011 10:55:46   #
Barbara Ann
I will earn the title of Expert Knitter when I have completed the entire program. It's a do at your own pace. So everyone is different. I'm loving the classes. Even the ones you'd think you don't feel you need, you learn something new. The teachers are great and I was surprised how many others are in the Expert Knitter program. Not everyone who takes a class is looking to be an Expert, but we have fun!
Aug 16, 2011 17:25:27   #
The Master Knitter course is a detailed program in three levels that you work on your own. When you complete a level, it is compiled in a binder with swatches and documentation. It is sent to The Knitting Guild Association committee for evaluation. When Level 1 is complete and passed you can go on to Level 2 and so on. You can take as long as you need to finish a level and there is no extra charge per year.
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