Want to knit in the most comfortable way possible?

Discover the Joy of Portuguese style knitting

Hosted by Johnny Vasquez • Founder of The Yarnist
A woman knitting using the Portuguese style


This underrated and little know method is the secret to pain free knitting. 

By using your thumbs and tensioning around your neck (or lapel pin) you’ll experience the most relaxed way to knit ever.

During this 60-90 minute LIVE workshop you’ll learn everything you need to get started with Portuguese style knitting.

Here's What You'll Learn

Knit Faster

The slight movements of Portuguese knitting allow you to make stitches quickly with little effort.

Reduce Hand Strain

Portuguese style knitting uses very small movements to make stitches. This is great if you suffer from arthritis and carpal tunnel.

Easier Stranded Colorwork

If you love knitting fair isle or multiple colors at once you'll discover an even better method of managing your yarn.

Knit for Longer

Because you move your hands so little you'll be able to knit for longer without taking breaks.

Improved Tension

The unique way Portuguese knitters tension their yarn results in much more consistent stitches throughout your work.

Expand Your Skillset

Learning new techniques helps you adapt to different knitting situations, making you a more FEARLESS KNITTER.

What People Are Saying About Us

"This was my first online knitting course ever. Thank you! I have tried knitting socks before but got stuck and I’m feeling quite confident, now.

I appreciate your patience and explanation!"
Cathy Reed
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"I have avoided charts but now I'm excited to use them and learn to use them better.

Thank you!"

Dara Meunier
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"This project is amazing and it is written very well, clearly paced and explained. The videos are fantastic, and the explanation and pace is not too fast, not too slow. This project is really marvellous. Thank you!"
Nicoletta Santambrogio
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"This was so informative, with so many helpful tips yet very clear and concise! Really well done!

Can't wait to take another class!"

Karin Diehm
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About Your Instructor

Johnny Vasquez

Since 2011 Johnny has been teaching people to Knit Without Fear through his 1,000+ YouTube tutorials and dozens of online classes.

In 2022 he launched The Yarnist, a daily knitting newsletter exploring the culture of knitting from multiple angles.

Originally from Southern California, he currently lives in Tallinn, Estonia.

Are You Ready To Master Portuguese Knitting?


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  • Monthly Knit-A-Long Projects
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  • And MUCH, MUCH more...


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  • And MUCH, MUCH more...


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Currently we only have the ability to stream the classes.

A ball of yarn you can practice with and knitting needles in an appropriate size for that yarn.

There are plenty of great free tutorials on this topic.

However this workshop provides some additional benefits not available on YouTube:

  1. No annoying ads interrupting your learning.
  2. Time to practice along with the instructor.
  3. All of the best tips on this topic put into one epic training.

We spend a lot of time researching everything you need to know to get started, along with common mistakes, and alternative techniques you might not be aware of.

We’ve put all of this in one place so you don’t have to waste your time searching for it.

Yes, we have included a simple scarf pattern, ideal for practicing this technique.