Portuguese Knitting

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Location: Union Square
34 W 15th St
(Btwn 5th & 6th Avenue)
New York, New York 10003
Important: Price includes knitting pin.
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Class Information

  • Class Level: Intermediate
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this knitting class:

There are many different ways to make the same stitch in addition to English (or throwing) and Continental (or picking) styles, there is a style of knitting which involves holding the yarn around the neck or around a hook pinned near the shoulder. This is a wonderful technique to add to your knitting bag of tricks.

Perfect for folks who suffer from carpal tunnel or arthritis, it is also one of the fastest and most efficient ways to knit (also great for lefties). Another advantage of Portuguese Knitting is a more even purl stitch and a simple way to do Fair Isle inside out.

Prerequisite ClassesKnitting 2 or skills listed below.

Skills Required: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off & simple increases & decreases and be able to work them in a pattern without supervision. 

Materials & Homework (if required): Listed in confirmation e-mail.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

You may cancel a class or workshop at least one week in advance to receive a full refund or store credit. You may cancel a Master Class at least two weeks in advance to receive a full refund or store credit. You may cancel a class or workshop up to 48 hours before the first session for store credit only. You may cancel a master class up to 96 hours before the first session for store credit only. If you cancel a class or workshop less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first session, or a master class less then 96 hours prior to the start of the first session, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you for any reason.

Teacher: Patty Lyons

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Patty Lyons learned to knit when she was seven, but it was twelve years ago, while working on Broadway as a Stage Manager, that she rediscovered her passion for knitting. Eight years ago Patty decided to give up her life on the stage to work full-time in the knitting world. After managing a local yarn store, in 2008 she was hired by Lion Brand Yarn as the Studio Director to help create the Lion Brand Yarn Studio. A certified knitting instructor, Patty focuses on helping her students see the “why to” not just the “how to”. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty currently teaches more than 30 of the Studio’s 150 workshops and also enjoys teaching at guilds around the country and shows such as Vogue Knitting live and the Knit and Crochet Show. She runs the Studio’s education department, overseeing eight staff teachers and a full lineup of master class teachers.

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Lion Brand Yarn Studio
Union Square
34 W 15th St
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenue
New York, New York 10003

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School: Lion Brand Yarn Studio

Lion Brand Yarn Studio is the New York City flagship retail store of Lion Brand Yarn Company. In addition to selling over 800+ yarns, the Lion Brand Yarn Studio is an education center that has taught over 10,000 students since offering classes in 2009.

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Reviews of Classes at Lion Brand Yarn Studio

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Attended: Intro to Lace

Instructor was patient and very knowledgeable. I was in a class but also received individual help. I intend to take more classes because of the caliber of instructors at Lyon Brand Studio,

Attended: Intro to Intarsia

Anonymous gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Crochet 1: Beginning Crochet

Great teacher, patient and kind. Made it easy and fun!

Attended: Crochet 1: Beginning Crochet

I enjoyed the class very much. The instructor was very patient and reassuring. The class flew by! I am looking forward to the next one and more advanced courses! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Attended: Knitting 1: Beginning Knitting

Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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