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Portuguese style knitting ~ Mary Jo Harris

  • 03/12/2022
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 10

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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
  • Increases using the Portuguese method
  • Decreases using the Portuguese method
  • Resources available on Portuguese Knitting

Skill Level: Knowing how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl helpful

Materials Needed:  Worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn).  

Either straight or circular needles in size appropriate for your yarn.  

Usual knitting supplies

Homework:None

Materials Fee:  $8.00 for Portuguese Knitting Pin and authorized Handouts


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