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Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese Knitting

  • 10/26/2019
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Classroom, Wisconsin Craft Market, 148 Westgate Mall, Madison
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In Portuguese-style knitting the yarn is tensioned around a knitting pin on your shoulder or around your neck.  Stitches are created by a flick of your thumb making this an easy way to knit without stressing your hands or wrists.

Participants will learn: 

  • The history of Portuguese Knitting
  • The advantages of Portuguese Knitting
  • How to Purl using the Portuguese method
  • How to Knit using the Portuguese method
  • How to Bind off using the Portuguese method
  • How to make a scarf using the Portuguese method
  • Resources available on Portuguese Knitting

What to Bring:

  • Worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn). 
  • Either straight or circular needles in size appropriate for your yarn. 
  • Usual knitting supplies

Students may purchase Portuguese Pins prior to class, if desired, but pins are not required for the class.

Required advance work: none

Experience level required: Knowing how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl is helpful

Instructor: Mary Jo Harris

Materials Fee: $2.00 for authorized handout, paid to instructor at class

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