Next Level Knitting Conference 2023: Frequently Asked Questions


The Next Level Knitting Conference (NLKC) is our virtual conference with something for all knitters to take their knitting to the next level. This year there will be more than 25 classes, panel discussions, a fashion show, prizes, and lots of knitting fun. We will do three time slots on Friday and Saturday and then two on Sunday. There will be three or four different sessions in each time slot. And if you can’t watch something live, you have six months to watch all the sessions once or as many times as you like.

NLK Conference which will be April 21–23, 2023

Yes!  You can watch all the classes as many times as you want for six months following the event.

Yes! You have six months to access any of the content you want.


We use a virtual event platform called Brella. You need a computer, laptop, or tablet to connect to Brella. (While you can do this on a phone, the video feeds would be very small and hard to see.) Brella does have an app, but in past years it has had some limitations on past content so we recommend using a web browser instead. Good internet signal is also important. The detailed instructions which will go out on April 14 will go through this in detail.

A link to this info will be in your ticket receipt, but you can also find it here. And the updated chart for Fixing Mistakes in Lace is here

We have now sent out the link to join the Brella platform (we got excited and sent them early). It includes  a short video that will orient you to the platform. It is a good idea to log in before the conference starts and we will remind you to be sure to log in by May 4th.

We are all here because we love knitting and want to learn from each other. We expect that all participants will treat each other with kindness and respect. This is not a place for divisiveness, politics, or rudeness. TKGA reserves the right to remove anyone from the event (without a refund) if he/she/they violate this policy. By logging on, you agree to be good to yourself and good to others.


Members early bird pricing is $125 and will be open from January 15 – March 31, 2023.

From April 1 to April 19, the pricing will be $175.


Lots! Where to start:

  • We will have three sessions on Friday and Saturday and two sessions on Sunday. Over 80% of the classes will be offered live.
  • We will have one class for each level of the MHK program, instead of two. We’ll still have the Q&A session for people working on certifications.
  • We’re bringing back panel discussions – one for guilds and one with recent MHK graduates.
  • Friday night social will be a special topic – still working out the details but you will want to be there or watch it later.

We’re bringing back several things you love:

  • MHK Swatch video’s will be back.
  • The Saturday night fashion show will be back with recognition for recent certification graduates as well.
  • We’ll still offer the one-on-one break out room capability – that means you can send direct messages to people even if you don’t do the meeting room.
  • And of course, we’ll have prizes and great sponsors.

Because classes are available for six months, we do not offer refunds.

No. With this platform, we don’t need to know in advance. You can wait to the last minute to decide what you want to see live.

Registration is open through April 19, 2023.

Yes. This year we will offer a ticket that is just the NLKC conference. This will be $185. If you are interested in being a member, we will offer a combined membership and early bird pricing at $160.

Absolutely. Our website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt your personal information when you place your order. This means your order cannot be read as it travels over the Internet, so your name, address, and credit card information are secure.


You will type your questions into the Brella platform chat function. A facilitator will read the question to the instructor.


Sure, contact us at and we will tell you where to send the check.

We do an open call for teachers. This year, we made a list from last year’s feedback for the  most requested topics. If a topic was raised by 10 different people, it will be in this year’s conference.

We try to have a good mix of different topics – general knowledge, finishing, stitches and techniques, design, etc.. After that it is a big game of Tetris to match teachers, topics, and schedule.

We would love to talk to you about knitting related swag that could be prizes. Contact us at

The sessions are 90 minutes long.


Last year we introduced a virtual Fashion Show on Saturday evening. It was a huge hit so we’re bringing it back with Purl Soho as our sponsor. Any one registered for the conference can participate, even if you can’t make it Saturday night. You send in a picture and description of something you have knitted and we’ll put together a slideshow of all the entries. We’ll pick 40 to share on Saturday, but you’ll have the chance to view all of them afterwards – and all entries will be eligible for random drawings for prizes (need not be present to win). We need your entry by April 3rd to include you in the Fashion Show. We loved seeing the creativity last year and walked away with additions to our queue. We can’t wait to see this year’s show. Here are the details:

You must have registered for the Next Level Knitting Conference to enter.
You can enter ONE item by April 3, 2023, by email to:
The categories are hats, hands, sweaters, shawls, scarves, socks, and other.
Please title the email “NLKC Fashion Show” and include in the email:
Name of Knitter
City, State, Country
Category: (Hat, Hands, Sweater, Shawl, Scarf, Socks, Other)
Name of Pattern
A picture, of course: one picture under 100 KB
Designer and Yarn name, if you know it
One or two sentences about the item. (Please be sure to include this so that we have information to share during the Fashion Show!)
Please name your photo in this way so we can be sure to give you credit:
FirstnameLastname_2 letter state code, or country name spelled out_type of item
For example:
Ex: AnnaLinz_Netherlands_hat
Ex: KimSmith_VA_sweater


Yes, we have worked hard to make sure there are classes of interest to knitters of all skill level and also we have a lot of design classes.  


Yes, you will get them electronically. They will be available within the conference platform. You will have to print them yourself.

Tickets go on sale January 15, 2023.

The recordings will be available approximately 30 minutes after the live session ends.