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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 Wong is mostly interested in traditional knitting especially from Portugal and Peru. These knitters use a very ancient style of knitting that is both fast and efficient. Andrea learn to knit this way at age 7 as she grew up in South America and she has been teaching this less common style in the US and abroad for 11 years. In addition, she has publish a book and 3 DVDs on the subject sharing not only her expertise in Portuguese knitting but also a historic background on the style and the culture behind it.
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.
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 knitting in the double knitting technique, you obtain a very pleasant rhythm to your work. 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.