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The intermediate THCA and ZGJ tests compared

As you can see from the concordance section at the bottom, there is remarkably little intersection between the THCA and ZGJ intermediate tests. A few of ZGJ’s intermediate items are in THCA’s basic test but many more are in THCA’s advanced test and instructor test. Much of the compound knot section of the THCA intermediate test is concerned with a larger knot capped by 2 square (4) cloverleaf knots with the side ears of the bottom cloverleaf combined with ears from the main knot into triangular (3) cloverleaf knots. The shape strongly reminds me of amphoras, so I’m using that term to refer to this set of compound knots.

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The basic THCA and ZGJ tests compared

The Taiwan Hand Knitting and Crafts Association (THCA) test is listed with Chinese, pinyin and translated English names. The Chinese was OCRed from the book and verified by both myself and one other (from whom I should get permission before publishing names and links). The English name translations are largely based on Lydia Chen’s books but include my personal quirks. The purpose of including the extra information (pinyin, original machine translation info) is so that you can use the same information that I had to decide if my interpretations are correct.

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