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Portuguese Knitting for Beginners


Price includes 2 hours of class.

With André de Castro

Jan 7, 10:00am–12:00pm

Even if you have never knit before, you can get started with the basics of the Portuguese style of knitting. If you already knit, you’ll want to give this method a try: the movements are minimal and you will find it even easier to purl than to knit!

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Following a short review of the history of the Portuguese Knitting Style, André will introduce the technique. You’ll learn:
– how to hold the yarn and the needles, the placement of the hands, and how to achieve the correct tension
– how to use the style to knit in a more efficient, quick, and simple way
– how to use the style to minimize movements and reduce the risk of injuries that may happen in other methods of knitting.

Supply List
• US 6 and 7 (4 and 4.5 mm) circular needles
• 50 grams of DK-weight yarn in a light color
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

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique



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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Antonette P.
Good visuals

I was mot able to view this class within the time limit, but I have taken it before and it is excellent. Instructor is very good at breaking down the steps and explaining the techniques. Excellent class.

Amy F.
Portuguese Knitting for beginners

André is a wonderful teacher. He made sure to demonstrate and repeat multiple times the movements needed to be successful knitting in this style.

I enjoyed the class and have practiced a few times, taking his advice to knit a few minutes at a time to learn and become more consistent in my stitching. I will be starting a simpler project soon. As a person who has had surgery on both shoulders, I am learning some different ways to knit to avoid repetitive movements of my shoulder. When I originally taught myself to knit (I’m a thrower), I hated purling for the first year. With Portuguese knitting, I INSTANTLY loved the purl stitch.

Thank you André!