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Certain skills OR additional fees required for this class
(Fees payable in cash to the teacher in class.)
NO SKILLS REQUIRED No previous experience in the craft is required.
EASY You should know the basics of the craft and have made at least one project.
INTERMEDIATE You should be comfortable with the craft and ready to learn something new.
ADVANCED You should have made several projects and should be comfortable making minor changes to patterns. Advanced is fun and challenging for thinking crafters.
Andrea Wong was raised in South America. For the last 13 years she has taught thousands of knitters to use the Portuguese Style of Knitting, either personally, through her publishings, or her class online. Her experience allows her to transmit in-depth knowledge of this style, into clear, concise instructions making the technique attainable for any knitter who is interested in learning this effective method.
Andrea has published three technical DVDs on the subject: Learn how to Knit Portuguese Style, All about Socks â€“ Portuguese Style, Portuguese Style of Knitting II.
In 2010 she self published her first book: Portuguese Style of Knitting: History, Traditions and Technique.
For more about Andrea, go to andreawongknits.com.
STITCHES West 2013 Classes
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Thursday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm SOLD OUT
502-3 Easy Portuguese Style of Knitting
During this workshop knitters will have the opportunity to
learn 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 the through a pin
attached to the shoulder in order to maintain a constant tension. Advantages of knitting Portuguese style include:
Itâ€™s faster than either the American or Continental styles
It requires less hand movement â€“ great for those suffering from
Arthritis or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
It helps maintain constant tension even for beginners
Blind knitters are overjoyed because they always know where the yarn
is â€“ the yarn is never dropped.
Optional Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 am
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.