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Andrea Wong
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.
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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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