“Portuguese Knitting 1 – The Basics” #0619-03
Most people are familiar with the common methods of knitting, known as English and Continental styles, but there are other ways to get stitches on the needle! Portuguese knitting, also sometimes referred to as “Incan knitting”, “Turkish knitting”, or “around the neck knitting”, is unique in that the yarn is tensioned around the neck and/or through a knitting pin attached at the shoulder. Portuguese knitting is a good choice for people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, joint pain, or difficulty using their hands because little movement is needed to form the stitches. It is also easier to work colorwork with this method because you can strand each color through a different knitting pin, which keeps them from getting so tangled. It is easy to keep a nice tension on the work, even for beginners, and it’s a great way for people with visual imparities to knit because the working yarn stays put and can always be easily found.
In this class you will learn:
- History of Portuguese knitting
- Cast on – 2 types
- Knit stitch Portuguese style
- Perl stitch Portuguese style
- Garter stitch – knit every row
- Tension – using a pin or around the neck
- Types of yarn
- How to read a yarn label
Cost for this class is $20, plus some basic materials. Please see materials list below.
Instructor: Kimberly Saffell
Minimum 2 students, maximum 10 students. If the minimum number of students are not registered 48 hours prior to class, the class will be cancelled and a refund issued. Online ticket sales will end 48 hours prior to event. If ticket sales have ended, you may call the store to inquire about availability.
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- 1 pair #7 short knitting needles
- A kitchen towel
- A diaper pin/large safety pin
- Yarn – medium weight – light color is best to see stitches count
Class supplies purchased at The Craft Box will receive a 20% discount. Discount applies ONLY to items listed on this supply list. To receive discount, please present this supply list to cashier when purchasing your class supplies.