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No skill required
Basic Know basic stitches (knit, purl or single crochet, double crochet).
Easy You should know the basics, how to increase and decrease, and have made at least one project.
Intermediate You should have worked with a few stitch patterns and should be familiar wtih basic garment shaping.
Advanced You should have made several garments in various stitch patters and should comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking knitters.
Andrea has been teaching the Portuguese Style of Knitting for 11 years all over the US and abroad. She is the only person teaching it and has published 3 DVDs and one book about the subject. She is very knowledgeable about this style of knitting,since it is the only one she uses on regular basis since age 7. Her work reflects the research about this technique and the traditions from Portugal as well. She is fluent in Portuguese.
STITCHES West 2012 Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
567-6 Intermediate Two-color Knitting: Portuguese Style
The Portuguese style of knitting makes the purl stitch very easy. For this reason, when knitting circularly I prefer to knit garments inside out. This technique makes two-color knitting very smooth: where the two colors of yarn do not tangle and the tension of the fabric is very even. In this class we are going to learn all the basics of this style of knitting and then make a two-color knitting hat, learning the basics skills for many knitting projects: Fair Isle, double knitting and Bohus knitting.
Note: Class includes a brief review of skills learned in 502-3.
Optional materials fee: $10 for two knitting pins.