Classification of Knitting Level
Classification of knitting level seeks to combine the numerous sources that are currently accessible and offer practical advice & instructions. The majority of patterns and publications will distinguish between four levels:
- Beginning expert
- Competent knitter
- Professional knitter
“Advanced knitter” and “Master knitter” are the two new levels introduced. People who fit that description are frequently very aware of their skill sets, frequently as a result of taking courses or even going through some certification program, and they are already past the point where they need someone else to determine whether a pattern is appropriate for them or not.
How do I know which knitting skill level I’m on?
It’s possible to master complex intarsia knitting before attempting a basic cable. This is alright. These rules are designed to make it easier for you to discover tutorials or comprehend the complexity of a pattern.
You should start here if you’ve never knit before. Generally speaking, you’ll need to understand how to do the following:
- Casting a net
- Throwing out
- Adding more stitches
- Lessening the stitches
You could be prepared to add a few of these methods to your skill set if you have perfected knitting & purling and are prepared to try something a bit more challenging:
- Simple stitch
- Repeated stitch designs
- Simple shifts in color
- Easy shaping
- Basic Completion
- Obstacles to your project
You’ve been crocheting for a while now and want to try out additional “in-the-round” knitting techniques, color knitting, bobble knitting, cables knitting, and lace knitting. Frequently found in intermediate patterns are the following methods:
- Using “round” and double-pointed needles, Magic Loop
- Basic color work
- Intermediate shaping
- Mid-level performance
- Basic lacework
- Simple cables
You’ll be prepared to tackle a pattern with the preceding after you have mastered the fundamentals of everything and wish to try your hand at a difficult piece of work:
- Specialized color work
- Cables for advanced lacework
- Advanced methods
In essence, this entire grading system serves only two purposes: First of all, being able to access a pattern should make you feel happy. But in reality, you usually already know if you are preparèd for, say, a sweater or not, deep down in your belly. A decent design will include a list of the skills you need to master in order to complete it (as my ribbed socks do).