Colorwork Knitting in Portuguese Style
With André de Castro
Nov 6, 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-4:00pm CDT,
Nov 7, 10:00am-12:00pm CST,
Nov 14, 2:00-4:00pm CST
Give your hands a break! Learn how to knit with more than one color at a time in the efficient and easy Portuguese Style. Join André and get started on a lovely cowl as you learn.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Colorwork is one of many ways that the Portuguese Style of knitting shines. Learn how to strand colors as you knit typical Portuguese motifs (tiles, tapestries…).
André will address all aspects of working with colors:
* Color theory
* Color dominance and how to use it to make a motif pop out of the work
* How to catch floats behind the work
* How to use the Portuguese Style to maintain a constant and perfect tension on both yarns.
After a bit of practice, you will begin making a stranded cowl designed by André.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Previous experience in Stranded Colorwork and Portuguese Knitting is preferred, but there will be time in the first session for a brief introduction/review of Portuguese Knitting using one color.
For samples :
• A range of needles US 4 to 6 (3.5 to 4 mm) long circular needles to do magic-loop knitting or dpn’s if preferred
• Sport- or light dk-weight yarn in 4 to 6 different and contrasting colors, if possible all of the same brand
• 2 Portuguese knitting pins are optional; André does not use them.
Yarn and needles used in the cowl pattern:
• 24-inch (60 cm) circular needle US 4 and US 6 (3.5mm and 4 mm)
• Rowan Felted Tweed Dk 50% wool /25% alpaca/ 25% viscose (191 yd / 175m):
• Color A 170 Seafarer
• Color B 167 Maritime
• Color C 197 Alabaster
• Color D 178 Seasalter
or other similar yarn and colors.
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes