Portuguese Knitting by Rosa Pomar
Take a journey into this historical and practical guide to traditional Portuguese knitting techniques and patterns
More than just a history book or a handicraft manual, Portuguese Knitting by Rosa Pomar is a journey into Portugal's knitting heritage. Traditional patterns and techniques are brought up to date in the form of beautiful modern pieces such as socks, hats, shawls, cowls, pot holders and leggings.
Portuguese knitting (also called Incan, Andean or Turkish knitting) differs from regular knitting in the way the wool is held and tensioned; it can either be passed through a Portuguese knitting pin attached to the knitter's clothes, or looped around the neck.
Easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations allow you to recreate 20 beautiful, traditionally inspired pieces in an original, contemporary way. You can make the projects as they are shown, or use other colours to personalise your own unique and original projects.
Why Try Portuguese knitting?
Portuguese knitting can be a good choice for people with carpal tunnel, arthritis, and joint pain because only small movements are required to form the stitches. The yarn is tensioned with the right hand, and stitches are made with a flick of the left thumb. Some knitters using the Portuguese knitting technique find that purling is easier than knitting, and Portuguese-style knitters who use this method commonly work from the wrong side of the fabric. We've also seen knitters use English or Continental knitting for the knit side, and Portuguese knitting for the purl side of their project.
|Brand||Can Do Books|
|Artist / Author||Emma Osmond|
|Shipping Dimensions||W0.211m H0.170m L0.270m|
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