If you are a knitter, chances are you have chosen the method that you like the best. However, learning alternative knitting methods can ensure that you are knitting in the most comfortable way possible. Sometimes, the way you first learn to do something is not always the best for your hands and wrists.
Let's take a moment to discuss Portuguese knitting. According to Andrea Wong Knits, this method is not only simple, but it requires less movement which strains your hands less. Here, we'll discuss the specifics of this method that could make life a lot simpler!
The basic difference when it comes to the Portuguese method is that you attach the yarn to a knitting pin or you can loop the yarn around your neck. An article from Knitting About says that the yarn is passed through the pin from work being done with the left hand.
An article from Knitting Daily indicates that because the yarn is always in the front, there is no need for constant movement of the hands. Instead, the movement is only in the flick of the thumb. The simplicity of this movement means that hands are not overworked, they do not tire as easily and knitters are less likely to experience pain or cramping.
Many knitters are eagerly trying out this method because it accomplishes the same task with less work, and is especially easy for purl stitches. Beginner knitters indicate that this method is easy to learn and according to Knitting About, this method is good for visually impaired people because there is less movement.
Basic Portuguese Knitting Lesson
How to do a Purl Stitch
Ready to try out the Portuguese knitting method? Check out the tips here and give it a try! Don't forget to share with your friends.