Portuguese Stranding Class

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Portuguese Stranding Class

August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Portuguese Stranding 
You’ve learned how to knit using a Portuguese knitting pin, now take your skill to a new level by advancing to color work and stranding using TWO pins. If you have never stranded before, then this class will wow you, and if you have stranded before, and want a new technique to eliminate twisted-yarn syndrome and that puckering that stranding can bring, then hold onto your hat and be prepared to have fun!  In this class you will make two swatches to learn the technique, and you will learn how to apply this to any stranded project, including how to convert a pattern to strand on the wrong side.
Class size: 
Max 6  (Min 2 for cancellation purposes)
2 hours

Skill Level:

Skills Required:
Students should either have Portuguese Knitting experience or have taken the Portuguese Knitting class prior to this one. This class will not teach the beginner skill of Portuguese Knitting.

Yarn: two sets of very high-contrasting colors (one dark and one light) of DK or Worsted weight yarns, about 40-50 yards for each color on each swatch.

Needles: two sets of either US #7 and/or US #8 needles (at least one set must be either DPNs or circular 32-inch length needles, or longer, for the swatch knitted in the round; 2 x Portuguese knitting pins (can be purchased in the store); stitch markers; needle gauge

Prepare the following base swatches before the class. Keep all of them on the needles, and do not cut the yarn.

Flat Swatch:

With the light color yarn, cast on 26 stitches, and knit six rows of garter stitch (knit every row)

Round Swatch:

With a dark color, cast on 52 stitches or a multiple of 13, place a marker, and join in the round, and knit 6 rows in garter (knit one row, purl one row) – use either DPNs or magic loop with circular needles.

Class cost: 
$35 per person


August 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Two Rivers
(240) 457-0410


Two Rivers Yarns
500 E. Main St. Suite 100
Purcellville, VA 20132 United States
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(240) 457-0410