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Intermediate Portuguese Knitting with Madison Goodsell (Sat PM)

Intermediate Portuguese Knitting with Madison Goodsell (Sat PM)

Learn how to put all the stitches in Portuguese Knitting together and create a beautiful lace swatch. This class will go over how to use a combination of Portuguese stitches to create a leafed lace pattern. Additionally, we will go over how to use and read how to create lacework using charts! By the end of this class, you will be able to cast on and off using the Portuguese method, read charts, and basic blocking techniques, and become a more confident Portuguese Knitter!


Level:  Basic knowledge of Portuguese knitting (how to knit and purl).

Ages:  15+

Materials Fee: $5 for a booklet of how to do every Portuguese stitch and the chart we be reading.

Please Bring:  DK weight yarn (Cotton is best for learning), US 6 24"circular needles. If you would like to work with a bigger yarn/needle combination you are welcome to. It is important to use the appropriate size needle for the weight of yarn you will be using.

To Do BEFORE Class:  nothing


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

In Classroom Area:  4

Date/Time:  Sat April 27 2pm - 5pm


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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