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Portuguese Knitting Book

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More than just a history book or a handicraft manual, Portuguese Knitting 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 differs from regular knitting in the way the wool is held; it can either be passed through a special Portuguese knitting pin attached to the knitter's clothes, or looped around the neck and then over a finger.

Easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations allow beginners or more experienced knitters to recreate historical pieces in an original, contemporary way.

You can make the projects as they are shown, or use other colours to create your own unique and original gifts.

Contents:

  • Portuguese Knitting Book
    • Extent 160 pages
    • Illustrations 185 Colour illustrations
    • Table of Contents
      • Index 4
      • Preface 7
      • Introduction 8
      • The history of knitting 11
      • Knitting in Portugal 27
      • Introduction 28
      • Materials 30
      • Finishes 33
      • Raw materials 33
      • Types and traditions 38
      • Socks 39
      • Jumpers 53
      • Other pieces 59
      • Techniques 65
      • Materials 66
      • Yarn 66
      • Needles 69
      • Accessories 71
      • Other useful tools 71
      • Interpreting the labels 72
      • Knitting 72
      • Tension, density and samples 73
      • Starting 75
      • Single casting on 75
      • Portuguese style casting on 76
      • Knit and purl 78
      • Stitches and techniques 82
      • Patterns 97
      • Abbreviations and other terms used 98
      • Barrete de vilão (Villain's cap) 99
      • Algibeirinha pouch 102
      • Scarf ‘by music’ 104
      • Rag mat 106
      • Mirandês bag 108
      • Thrum rug 110
      • Minderica cowl 112
      • Montemuro cuffs 114
      • Minderica sleeves 116
      • Cushion 118
      • Poveira leg-warmers 120
      • Striped socks 122
      • Woolly hat 126
      • Caninhas shawl 128
      • Ilha do Corvo beret 130
      • Shell socks 134
      • Gloves 140
      • Lace collar 142
      • Algibeira pouch 144
      • Serra de Ossa leggings 146
      • Patterns 148
      • Useful Information 151
      • Yarns, reference books and links 152
      • Bibliography 153
      • Credits 157
      • Acknowledgements 159

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