Learn how to knit Portuguese style! Portuguese knitting is more efficient and easier on your joints, so it can help reduce strain and fatigue. In this style of knitting, the yarn is tensioned either around the neck or using a knitting pin. This unique method of tensioning the yarn allows both knit and purl stitches to be created with a simple flick of the thumb! Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; have knit a few accessories
Using smooth worsted weight yarn and US7 needles, cast on 20 stitches. Knit 2 rows. Leave on the needles and bring to class.
Worsted-weight yarn with a smooth texture, such as Berroco Ultra Wool, and US7 knitting needles.
Also check out Ana's Portuguese knitting pins, available online for purchase