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Portuguese Knitting Style

Vania Infante

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14 Lessons (55m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. History and Benefits

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Long tail cast on

    • 5. Knit stitch

    • 6. Purl Stitch

    • 7. Stockinette, Garter, Moss Stitches

    • 8. Bind off

    • 9. How to read our pattern

    • 10. Our class project!

    • 11. Weave in the ends

    • 12. Blocking our project

    • 13. Seam the squares together!

    • 14. Share your magic - One square at a time!


About This Class

Hi crafty and creative people! My name is Vania, I am a medical doctor, but I am also passionate about living a crafty life. That is why I love to knit, to sew and to build things using a laser machine and a 3D printer. At the moment I am working at a makerspace!

In this class I am going to teach a unique way of knitting… the Portuguese Knitting Style. There are different knitting techniques all around the world. This style of knitting is different from the usual English and Continental styles, that most people use.

This technique is ideal for people who suffer from arthritis or carpic tunnel syndrome because the hand movements are slight and small.

The students will learn:

  • Benefits of knitting using the Portuguese style
  • How to do the long tail cast on
  • How to do the knit stitch
  • How to do the purl stitch
  • What is the stockinette stitch, the garter stitch and the moss stitch
  • How to bind off
  • How to read the pattern
  • How to weave in the ends
  • How to block the project
  • How to seam the knitted squares together


Who the class is geared toward?

  •  Complete beginners – with no knitting experience
  • All knitters that want to learn a different style of knitting. For them, some information given in this class might be repeated. However, the Portuguese knitting technique is different from the English and Continental knitting techniques. So there will always be new knowledge!