Portuguese Style of Knitting - Basics Class
Students will learn a different way to knit. It is not German or English method. The yarn will be fed and tensioned around the neck (or knitting pin), leaving hands free to hold needles. Stitches are formed by looping tensioned yarn around the needle using left thumb only. If left thumb is a problem, student might use the right thumb instead. It does not matter if student is right or left handed as knitting uses both hands. This method is much easier in the hands because it takes less maneuvering of needles to accomplish the work.
Once they learn how to knit and purl using the Portuguese Style, we are going to practice all increases and decreases on the swatch the students are working on. When we are done practicing, I will teach how to bind off as the Portuguese do.