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Hand pain and arthritis limit the amount of time you can knit each day. The Portuguese method of knitting is a stress-free way of knitting that frees up your hands to enjoy knitting and removes tension headaches from the picture. The yarn is tensioned around the back of the neck and very gently in your right hand. A small movement with the left thumb is all that's needed to make knit and purl stitches.


Blog Post: How to Portuguese Knit and Purl

Portuguese Knitting TensionBy Liat Gat – Founder / Portuguese Knitting / February 7, 2022 / 16 Comments

Got arthritis? Portuguese knitting is a stress-free way of knitting and purling that frees your hands from arthritis pain so you can enjoy knitting again. Video and step-by-step photo tutorials for Portuguese knitting and purling plus how to tension the yarn.

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Portuguese Purl Stitch

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A lot of knitters are affected by arthritis pain. It limits the time they can knit. The Portuguese purl stitch is an easier way to purl, with less finger movement and easier tension. Learn this before the Portuguese knit stitch, as it is the easier of the two.


Portuguese Knit Stitch

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The Portuguese Knit Stitch

A lot of knitters are affected by arthritis pain. It limits the time they can knit. The Portuguese knit stitch is an easier way to knit, with less finger movement and easier tension. Finally enjoy knitting again!



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