Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting (DVD + Streaming)
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- Includes both DVD and On-Demand streaming access
- Bonus downloadable materials available after purchase
- 7 Class Sessions
- Total Runtime: 1h 40m
It’s perfect for both righties and lefties! First, you’ll learn how to wrap your yarn around your neck or run it through a special knitting pin attached near your collar. Then, Andrea will teach you to maintain even tension as you knit; it’s the key to comfortable knitting. When you move on, you’ll see how to use this style for fast, clean purling, ribbing, cast-ons and bind-offs. Plus, you’ll even discover how Portuguese knitting can help you work more efficient increases, decreases, lace, colorwork, cables and more!
NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)
Meet Andrea Wong, who has taken a centuries-old knitting style and given it a name — Portuguese knitting — and a broader following through her teaching and writing. Learn about this style’s journey from Old World to New, and discover its benefits compared with the English and Continental styles.
Controlling Your Knitting (11:04)
Even tension is key in Portuguese knitting. Learn how to maintain it with Andrea’s guidance, whether you wrap the yarn around your neck or thread it through a special pin or clip on your shoulder. In Portugal, a knitting pin is a meaningful gift and is believed to bring luck to the knitter!
Fundamental Techniques for Efficient Knitting (18:49)
Wrap your head around a new way to knit. In Portuguese knitting, a simple flick of the thumb helps make each stitch. Portuguese purling is even easier. You’ll love how fuss-free ribbing becomes, not to mention casting on (it puts the bumps where they belong!) and binding off (so elastic!).
Versatile Increases & Essential Decreases (16:47)
Six increases and five decreases will give you many options for shaping projects such as hats and sweaters. Andrea demonstrates them all, from the simple but obvious to the more complex and subtle. Choose which ones you like when working on a charming beret (pattern included!).
More Uniform Lace Patterns (11:22)
Apply the increases and decreases you’ve learned to create lace fabric. Andrea will walk you through the basics of reading a lace chart, including a clever trick for creating paired increases and decreases with one simple maneuver. You won’t believe how fast you can knit lace this way.
Quicker Cables (12:54)
Add a twist to your Portuguese knitting with cables. You won’t even need a cable needle when you use Andrea’s technique for putting stitches on hold. Cross your cables to the right or left, or try making mini-cables, otherwise known as traveling stitches — perfect for framing larger motifs.
Swift & Even Two-Color Knitting (20:31)
You’ll love how easy and tangle-free your colorwork can be with Portuguese knitting. Learn how to tension your yarn with your non-dominant hand and use two knitting pins. Work along with Andrea on a two-color swatch in the round and see how to trap your floats to prevent snags in your fabric.
At the age of 7, growing up in Brazil, Andrea Wong learned a fast and efficient way of knitting that had no name. She dubbed it Portuguese knitting. Now Andrea lives in the United States and travels all over to teach Portuguese knitting at a variety of events. She’s been teaching it for more than 12 years! When Andrea isn’t teaching, she loves to design. That’s how her business, Andrea Wong Knits, was born. You can see patterns from Andrea on her company’s website and in a variety of popular knitting magazines.
Knit Faster With Portuguese Knitting - Supplies and Patterns
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