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Friday 08/05/2016, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 08/05/2016, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Portuguese Style of Knitting with Andrea Wong
During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to learn about the history and practice the style of knitting which is in Greece, Portugal, Egypt, and Turkey. The main characteristic is that
the yarn is either wrapped behind the neck or looped through a pin attached to the shoulder in order to maintain a constant tension. Students will learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch, increases, decreases, cast-on and bind-off. A project will be given to practice all techniques described in class for complete understanding.
Optional Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
#4 (worsted-weight) yarn in 2 contrasting colors; circular or straight needles, size 4 or 4.5mm (US 6 or 7).
Materials for Project: 2 skeins of #1 (baby-weight) yarn; 2.75 mm/US 2 needles or size to obtain a gauge of approximately 7 sts/inch.
Optional: ribbons or buttons
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.