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Hi everybody

Just dropped by to say I'm here. One year ago I took up knitting again to make some Christmas gifts, and I haven't been able to stop since then!
One of the most funny things I found out was that most of the knitters outside Portugal knitt in a very different style, that seems so difficult to me. I thought everybody would knitt the same way :D
It's a huge and diverse world out there!
 

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Welcome from South Carolina, USA. I have learned so much from all of the KP'ers on this site even though I have knitted for a long time there is always something new to learn. Glad to have you back in the knitting family.
 

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Welcome from Florida. You will find lots of inspiration here and help here. Do you knit with the yarn over your shoulder? That is fascinating to me and I have tried a few times. Glad you are here.
 

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Welcome from Ct., USA. Nice to have you join us. How do you knit which is different....it's great to learn new ways and perhaps your way may be of benefit to some of us. Looking forward to seeing your work.
 

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Hi all!
So great to have such a warm welcome <3
Yes, I knitt with the yarn over my shoulder (actually, around/behind my neck). That's the way my grandmother did it, that's the way my mother does it, and everybody I know knitts like this. Some use a pin to secure the yarn at shoulder level, not passing it around the neck, but it's the same (never got used to it, though: https://flic.kr/p/4241604040 Unfortunatily I never learned to knitt the cotton socks my grandmother did: a kind of lace pattern, with very sharp steel needles. Mayby I'll post a picture one of these days, who knows someone can figure out the pattern.
We have some traditional models, recently published in a portuguese knitting book, and after my current projects I'll give some of them a try. And I'll try to share them here :)
Here are some pictures of that book:
https://flic.kr/p/8551517641 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosapomar/8765308654/
https://flic.kr/p/8209862164 http://needled.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/bag.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G-1oYYW1qyw/UWQo0fL55rI/AAAAAAAAD7g/zQo6avn9vNw/s1600/livro1.jpg

Happy knitting everyone! And a nice weekend.
 

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Welcome from New York! My son and his family lived in Caiscais for four years. We all fell in love with Portugal! You will love KP.
 

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G'day and welcome from Sydney NSW Australia, I have seen videos on U tube on how to knit the Portugese way with either the wool through a pin on the shoulder or around the neck. I will have to try it one day, I knit the English style.
 

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Welcome x

Well I knit just like you . So there are two of us .
It is called many things . Portuguese, Turkish , Greek. And probably more .
I was taught very young by a Greek lady. To knit this way and. It is so much easier on the fingers . I just use my thumb to flick the yarn over .
Oh and the purl is so fast. Isn't it ?

Have fun here on the forum.

Rita x
 

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Welcome from Rhode Island! This is a great forum with tons of knowledgable, helpful and fun people! I've learned so much here!
I knit Portuguese style also. I use to knit with the yarn around my neck too. But my sister brought me a couple of pins from Portugal and I been using them ever since. I love them,especially in the summer when it's hot and humid.
Thanks for posting the links.
Have a great weekend :)
 
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