Portuguese Knitting – Andrea Wong
Date(s) - 02/08/2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
PORTUGUESE STYLE OF KNITTING
Lynn’s Lovely Beret
Class Type: technique
Class Length: 3 hours
Target Student: beginner and intermediate
Instructor – Andrea Wong
Fee: $55.00 (includes pattern and pin)
Class size limit: 10
Key Topics and Concepts Covered: students will learn how to knit, purl, increases, decreases and how to bind off Portuguese style.
Skills Required: Cast On, Knit, Purl, Bind Off.
For technique portion:
Yarn: Worsted Weight yarn in light color
Needles of preference sizes in US 6 (4.0mm) or US 7 (4.5mm)
Any yarn that gives 19 stitches and 26.5 rows = 4 inches
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needles and US 9 (5.5mm) 16″ circular needles and DPNs
3 buttons for decoration.
Students will learn a different way to knit. It is not German or English method. The yarn is fed and tensioned around the neck (or knitting pin), leaving hands free to hold needles. This method is much easier on the hands. Because it is fast and ergonomic. it takes less maneuvering of needles to accomplish the work.