Introduction to Portuguese Knitting


Do you ever have sore hands from knitting? Arthritis? Joint pain? Or looking for a different way to knit? Portuguese knitting offers a fast, ergonomic modality of knitting. This class offers an introduction into Portuguese knitting and the basic skills you will need to knit in pattern. You will learn brief history, benefits of Portuguese knitting, basic knit and purl, Portuguese method to cast-on and off, K2tog, ssk, yo methods, and slip stitch.

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What You Will Learn

This course will also include a free pattern to knit a beautiful knit and purl combination cowl that is fast, easy, and a great accessory to your favorite coat or sweater. This project will be knit from start to finish and will allow you to learn how to knit a project with ease and confidence.

Skills learned in this course:

  • Brief history of Portuguese knitting
  • Benefits and drawbacks of Portuguese knitting
  • Basics of Portuguese knitting
  • How to improve your ergonomics in the way you knit
  • Swatching
  • How to knit a 4-row buttonhole
  • Purl
  • Knit
  • Yarn-Over’s
  • Ssk, k2tog, etc
  • Cast on and off the Portuguese method
  • Chart work
  • Blocking

Day 1

Hour 1

  • Brief history of Portuguese knitting
  • Benefits
  • Drawbacks
  • Basic knit/purl

Hour 2

  • Basic knit/purl
  • Preparing for project
  • How to swatch for project

Hour 3

  • Cast on for project
  • Knit up until the button holes

Day 2

Hour 4

  • Button Holes!

Hour 5

  • Intro to chart reading
  • Section 2 of cowl

Hour 6

  • Section 3 of cowl
  • Section 4 of cowl

Day 3

Hour 7

  • Section 5 of cowl

Hour 8

  • Finish section 5 of cowl and bind off.
  • Weave in Ends
  • Block

Hour 9

  • Sew on buttons
  • Questions


  • All the stitches you need to knit a pattern
  • Free Pattern
  • Portuguese Cast-on/off

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