WS 753 Portuguese knitting – Class Full!
Fee $60 Knitting
Instructor: Lisa Ellis
When: Saturday, Sep 23, 1:30-4:30pm
Skill Level: Must be able to knit in the round, knit and purl
Portuguese knitting, also known as Turkish Knitting and Andean Knitting is a smooth, easy and fast technique involving only a flick of the thumb. With minimal hand movement, this style of knitting is ergonomically gentle on your hands and wrists. We’ll experiment with traditional Portuguese knitting as well as working with a knitting pin and ultimately 2 pins! We start with a new way to hold our yarn, a simple Portuguese cast on and then practice both knitting and purling our project inside out! We’ll also practice Fair Isle (optional) which will have you addicted in no time as it is more efficient and minimizes the chance of puckering. Students should bring yarn, and needles appropriate for yarn weight.