For the first-time knitter, incorporating basic knit and purl stitches.
Geared toward the beginner who is eager to learn new techniques. Projects geared toward first-time knitters, including simple stitch patterns that introduce basic techniques, such as simple decreasing and increasing and yarn overs.
Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes and minimal shaping and finishing. Simple in-the-round projects, such as hats, neck warmers and cowls fall within this skill category, as well as the ability to read simple stitch charts and keys.
Projects that incorporate a wide variety of stitch patterns, such as basic cables, lace and simple intarsia, as well as knitting in the round with double-point needles and more complex shaping and finishing. The knitter has the ability to read more advanced stitch pattern charts, such as lace and cable charts.
Projects that utilize a wide variety of stitch patterns and techniques as noted above, as well as short rows and stranded colorwork with minimal color changes.
Projects that require a more intuitive understanding of a pattern or chart and that also include advanced stitch patterns and techniques, as well as more intricate methods, such as intarsia, cables, lace and stranded colorwork with numerous color changes. Projects in this category may also involve advanced shaping and construction techniques.