Filipa Carneiro

Portuguese Style Knitting

Learn a new knitting technique – prevent knitting injuries and become a master in purling!
In this technique the yarn is tensioned around your neck, or a knitting pin, and the way you make the stitches is slightly different. This method is a great choice for people  experiencing pain from throwing or picking in other styles because only a little movement is needed to form the stitches (just a small flick on the left thumb). It will help you go much faster when purling lots of stitches and if you like complex color-work you will love this knitting style – it’s easier to get an even gauge and the yarns never get tangled!

The programo of the workshop will be:
– introduction to Portuguese knitting style, how to wrap the yarn and adapt your knitting posture
– basic techniques: cast-on, purl, knit, ribbing and bind-off
– increases and decreases
– how to work in the round in portuguese style (always purling)
– color-work: tension yarn on both hands, how to use 2 knitting pins to a tangle-free color-work

This workshop is in english and portuguese

  • Length

    3 Hours
  • Level

  • Materials needed

    Knitting needle (circular or double pointed needle) of 4 to 4,5 mm.
  • The yarn that you will work in the workshop will be gifted by one of the sponsors of the festival.
  • Homework