This week, we were excited to celebrate another set of graduates of the WEBS Expert Knitter Certification Program!
These amazing garments were designed and knit by two program members, Jennifer and Sylvia, who were tasked with designing their ideal sweater as the final challenge in the program.
The Expert Knitter Certification Program is a series of 18 classes, taught at our store in Northampton, MA, designed to increase the knitting skills and confidence of everyone enrolled in the program. These classes range from the very basics of knit and purl to advanced construction techniques, and everything in between.
After completing the required courses, members of the program begin a final project designing and knitting an original sweater from scratch, drawing upon the skills learned throughout the program. Each knitter is assigned a design mentor who is available for support. The process of sketching, swatching and knitting happens between January and June, when the project is due. The sweater can be a cardigan or a pullover and can be simple or elaborate, as long as it is finished well and suits the designer perfectly both in size and in personality. And that’s exactly what both of these garments accomplished. We are so proud to add these two designers to our list of program graduates. Congratulations Sylvia and Jennifer!
For a slideshow of images of graduation, press play below.
For a look at past graduations, click here.
For more information about the program, click here.