Do you prefer to knit English or Continental, pick or throw? Try a new way – flick! Portuguese knitting is a whole ‘nother way of working that’s all in the thumbs, and tensioned around your neck. This method is superbly easy on the hands and wrists, and offers the fastest purl in town! In this class we’ll learn to knit and purl by the Portuguese method.
Portuguese Knitting, $20 With Daniel Yuhas
Date/Time: Saturday, April 19; 1-3 pm
Materials: either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: any yarn in a light color that you’d love to rub on your cheek, and needles appropriate to your yarn in a size you’re comfortable with – 9s or 10s are great for learning.
Skills learned: Portuguese Knitting.
Have you heard of Amy Herzog's CustomFit? It's this amazing web application that will produce bottom-up sweater patterns tailored to your body’s measurements. YOUR body.
Please take a moment to watch Amy's video. We think you'll be touched by how much she cares about knitters making sweaters that FIT. You may even tear up a bit. We sure did. It's one of the most exciting things we've seen in a while, and we're sure you'll feel the same way once we launch the program here at Twisted. You can also watch by hopping over to YouTube.
What does this all mean for us, and for you as a Twisted customer? Well, we are currently in the process of getting trained on all things CustomFit. Many of us are making CustomFit sweaters. We are all loving it and are eager to launch CustomFit at Twisted. But we also don't want to trade quality for speed! With that in mind, it will probably be late April or early May before we are ready to book measurement sessions (which we absolutely will be doing) and working with folks to generate patterns. Keep watching our social media and newsletters, and we'll let you know just as soon as we are ready to begin sharing CustomFit with you!
Next Steps: Learn to Knit Level 2
$66 with Y’vonne Cutright
Have you learned to knit and are now ready to move on to next steps? This class covers additional methods of casting on, additional methods of increasing and decreasing and more advanced pattern reading. Students will make swatches of the stitch patterns used in the cowl and hat pattern so they can start knitting their own ‘knitting in the round’ project while in class.
Date/Time: Wednesdays, April 2,9 & 16; 6-8pm
Materials – Either bring your own or before/during class get 20% off on: US #8 straight needles, one or two skeins worsted-weight wool (preferably plain-colored and not too dark). Please do NOT purchase the sequined yarn asked for in the pattern for use in this class – the sequins and the mohair add too much difficulty!
Skills learned: knit cast on, backward loop cast on, make one and lifted increases, ssk and sl1k1psso
decreases, next steps in reading a pattern.
Prerequisites: Students should have taken a Learn to Knit class or equivalent. Please review the Learn to Knit description to confirm that you are comfortable with the skills listed there before signing up for this “level 2″ class!
Included: First Flurry Cowl and Hat Pattern by Emily Williams
To sign up, just come in, call us at 503-922-1150 or sign up online.