Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Power up your knitting needles with TKGA -- The Knitting Guild Association

Here at Yarnmarket we’re really proud to be affiliated with TKGA. That’s why we work with them each year to present the Knitting and Design contest that awards several gift certificates including the grand prize of a $1000 Gift Certificate for Yarnmarket.

If you haven’t entered the contest, you’ll want to do so. Last year we received fantastic entries from beginners and professional designers, and it was nice to see some newer knitters join – and sometimes win – the competition. When the contest is over, we make the winning patterns available on Yarnmarket. Some of them are also being offered free on

If you aren’t a member of TKGA, you really do need to join. It’s a terrific organization that has guilds throughout the United States and Canada. This year, they’re celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

The purpose of the organization is to advance creativity, knowledge and the quality of workmanship in knitting though education and community. In other words, they help you learn more so you can knit more…and better!

When you join TKGA you receive a free subscription to Cast On magazine which was recently re-designed and offers really wonderful articles and patterns.

I urge all our knitters to take a good look at TKGA and how it can help you improve your knitting. The Guilds are just about everywhere, and they offer community and advice that will further your knowledge and make your hobby even more enjoyable than it already is!

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