André de Castro

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Portuguese Knitting for Beginners

Portuguese Knitting for Beginners

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.
Bavarian Twisted Stitches

Bavarian Twisted Stitches

With André de Castro Jan 7, 1:00-3:00pm and Jan 8, 1:00-3:00pm CST In Austria and the Bavarian region of Germany, knitters are famous for making finely knit garments decorated with intricate patterns of traveling twisted stitches. Join André and see how to work them. Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Lithuanian Beaded Riesines

Lithuanian Beaded Riesines

With André de Castro Jan 8, 10:00am-12:00pm and Jan 9 10:00am-12:00pm CST Learn how to knit a little-known Lithuanian accessory, the beautiful, beaded wrist warmers known as "Riesines". Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

About André de Castro

André de Castro is a knitwear designer and instructor based in Porto, Portugal. His first training was as a classical violinist, but love of textiles and clothes led him to study Fashion Design and Illustration. His focus is the Portuguese Style of Knitting and applying its methods to making other traditions more effective, simple, and quick to execute. At this moment his focus is the Portuguese Style of Knitting and spreading this tradition abroad using the techniques from Portugal as a source of inspiration. André’s other passions include history and knitting traditions from around the world… so he decided to develop a way of using the Portuguese Style and apply it to all kinds of knitting techniques to make them more effective, simple, and quick to execute. André also designs knitwear under the brand ANDREKNITS, and he teaches regularly in international knitting festivals and events.

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