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Beginning Portuguese Knitting with Madison Goodsell (Sat AM)

Beginning Portuguese Knitting with Madison Goodsell (Sat AM)

Do you ever have sore hands from knitting? Arthritis? Joint pain? Or looking for a different
way to knit? Portuguese knitting offers a fast, ergonomic modality of knitting. This class offers a
introduction into Portuguese knitting and the basic skills you will need to knit in pattern. You will learn brief history, benefits of Portuguese knitting, basic knit and purl, Portuguese method to cast-on and off, K2tog, ssk, yo methods, and slip stitch.


Level:  beginner, knowing how to knit is a plus, but not required

Ages:  12+

Materials Fee: $5 this will cover a booklet on every Portuguese stitched leaned!

Please Bring:  Worsted weight yarn and size US 8 needles

To Do BEFORE Class:  CO about 24 stitches and purl every row for about 2 inches.


This Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

In Classroom Area:  4

Date/Time:  Sat April 27 9am - noon


Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.

  • Instructor Bio

    Hi, I am Madison,
    I first started crocheting when I was five years old and knitting at the age of 8. I remember crocheting clothes for all my Barbies and knitting during recess in elementary. When my great-aunt, Auntie Joyce, taught me to knit, I was immediately hooked on everything I could make and how much I enjoyed knitting. From then on, I was constantly knitting and haven’t stopped. My favorite things to knit (right now, anyway) are sweaters, cowls, and shawls. One of my
    favorite things about knitting is creating unique clothing and being able to wear them at work. I love to teach others how to knit  because I believe it is so powerful to pass on my knowledge and love for knitting. It is my great pleasure to pass on the knitting obsession I got from my aunt. Still, today, whenever I see Auntie Joyce, we pull out our knitting bags and compare projects while the rest of the family rolls their eyes because they know we can talk about knitting for hours.
    My other hobbies include dying and spinning yarn. I love to say that I can make a sweater from the beginning of unprocessed fiber. I also love to cross-stitch, tie flies, work on cars, and garden. I am outside when not knitting (although this is not a fair statement because I love to knit outdoors in my flower garden). I love to fly fishing and hiking with my border collie, Fury. I always joke that my two favorite hobbies, knitting and flyfishing, involve constantly
    untangling knots. 

    I live in Ogden, Utah, and work as a mental health therapist, seeing individuals, couples, and families. Mental health is a huge part of my life, and knitting is a big part of maintaining my own mental health.

  • Cancellation / Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at or by calling 385.429.3201.

    Please note: after March 31, 2024, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 15, 2024, refunds are no longer available.

    Transfers to other classes will be approved on an individual basis.

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