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Andrea Wong
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 2014 Classes
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Friday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Friday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5002 Easy Portuguese Style of Knitting 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 the 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 the techniques described in class for a complete understanding.
Optional
Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
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Saturday 8:30 am - 11:30 am Saturday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5130 Intermediate Double Knitting Portuguese Style When you use the Portuguese style to work in the double knitting technique, you obtain a very pleasant rhythm. Learn the basics of the Portuguese style technique, progress to double knitting, and work a project that involves both. The class project will be worked in the round using two colors.
Optional materials fee: $10.00 for two knitting pins
Note: Must be comfortable working in the round using either dpns or 2 circulars.



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