2 – 4 PM


Visit us at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, and LEARN TO KNIT PORTUGUESE-STYLE!


Portuguese knitters work with the yarn tensioned round their neck, or secured on a hook attached to the chest. No special equipment is needed, but you can use a knitting pin (as in the pictures, here).

Knit and purl stitches are both made with the yarn at front of the work. Come along & learn how!

Portuguese-style knitting is efficient and comfortable. You can use this technique to knit on two needles or in the round; ordinary, bog-standard everyday one colour knitting or stranded knitting with two or more colours.  Everything on my Ravelry project pages was knitted using Portuguese style knitting; ganseys, Fair Isle, vintage style knits – the lot.

All you need to bring is a current single colour knitting project you have going, on its needles.

Learn from one of the UK’s few experienced Portuguese-style knitters, (me!)

To book your place email: penelopehemingway@gmail.com

No deposit, just pay on the day.  But there will be limited places, so email to book early.  If the workshops proves popular, we will re-schedule another.

We have a small stock of Portuguese knitting pins available for sale, on the day. So if you have always wanted to learn this technique – now’s your chance!



If this date doesn’t suit you, I’m available to teach Portuguese Knitting one to one, any weekday evening or weekend half day, with a little notice.  Email and ask!


Where: Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton Park, York, YO19 5UF