My DVDs are now available for download!
If you prefer, now you can get my videos in a digital form at ICreateflix, ready to download!
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My shop on Etsy
I now have a shop on Etsy where you can see some of the magnetic pins I have for sale. There it is easier to upload pictures and change products all the time. Please check knitsbitsandgifts on Etsy!
The yarn is held around the knitting pin on the left shoulder, which makes the working yarn easily available, makes tension uniform, and requires fewer movements to knit or purl. This style has an incredible advantage for people who suffer from carpal tunnel or arthritis. According to students, they discovered that purling this way is much easier and faster than using either the American or German style. Another advantage is that, for blind people the yarn is always readily available and requires less maneuvering of the needles compared to other knitting styles
I will be out of the country for a couple of weeks so orders placed between March 2 and 26 might be delayed. I apologize for the inconvenience, but I will come back with new things for you!
Andrea, Please feel free to use my story. I share Portuguese knitting with everyone. I would have had to give up knitting if I hadn't found Portuguese style. You can use Catherine if you'd like. People that know me know how much learning this has meant to me. It came at a time in my life when I was having to figure out what changes I was going to have to make to keep the carpal tunnel under control. This was one area I didn't have to sacrifice. It helped a lot to find it when I did. I really hope my friend gets to take your class. She has numerous movement disorders and I think she would greatly benefit from that style. The other thing I've noticed is more people come up to me and talk to me when I'm knitting Portuguese style. I think it has to do with the fact that my face isn't blocked when I'm doing it. I'm more approachable that way. I have also noticed that I tend to knit right on gauge while doing it. When I knit Continental, I tend to knit about 2 needle sizes too tight.Catherine