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Andrea Wong
Andrea Wong has been teaching The Portuguese Style of Knitting for 16 years now. She has named the technique since it had no official name before. This style is very ergonomic, easier on your hands and develops a nice rhythm when practice on plain Garter Stitch or Ribbing.
The difference between the Portuguese Style and the other styles more common in this country is how the yarn is tensioned around the neck (or around a pin), taking away the work from your hands. It makes Garter Stitch, Ribbing and Stranded Knitting a breeze!

For more about Andrea, go to andreawongknits.com.

STITCHES West 2018 Classes
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Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday 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 techniques described in class for complete understanding.
Material Fee: $5.00 for knitting pin.
Sunday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
5235 Easy Hooked on Knitting (Wong) Let's explore knitting as it was invented! Mary Thomas reported in her book the discovery of a half finish sock and five hooked needles in a 12th century Turkish tomb. Since early age until nowadays, knitting is done on hooked needles. Countries like Peru, Egypt, Turkey, Portugal among others still take advantage of a hooked needle to work. Andrea is going to teach you how to knit using knitting needles with hooks at the ends, show you the traditions of their use in different countries, and contrast advantages and disadvantages when knitting with them. A small project pattern will be given to you to practice as well.
Materials fee: $16 includes 1 set of hooked needles, one knitting pin, and a pattern.
Sunday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
8060 Easy Turkish Bead Crochet Turkish bead crochet is not yet widespread in this country. It consists of a simple crochet technique resembling bead crochet, but the effects and possibilities are quite different. It only uses 2 crochet stitches, and they are the simplest ones: slip stitch and single crochet. The execution is easy and quick and it makes a great way to get rid of bead stashes (or start one!). The design itself is made by combining at least 2 different kinds of beads. Once you learn the principles of this method, it is very hard to stop making necklaces and bracelets, purse handles, and much more. The applications are endless!
Note: A basic knowledge of crochet is required.