Malhas Portuguesas

My dear knitters,

A prayer of mine was answered: a book about Portuguese Knitting! It has a very detailed description of  how knitting is done, where it came from, traditional garments and patterns, all compiled in one book called “Malhas Portuguesas” by Rosa Pomar.

Over the years I have learned so much from Rosa. She is the author of the blog aervilhacorderosa.com.

She has traveled all over Portugal interested and investigating everything about handmade and knitting. Every post is very organized and she writes in a concise manner; I have learned in her blog about the different knitting pins, history, about the traditional garments, materials used for knitting and much more.

When I published my book, Rosa was most kind in making several suggestions, including where to get images.

Even if you do not read Portuguese, I recommend the book for its pictures and drawings. She has excellent illustrations about Portuguese Knitting! If you need help translating anything from the book, I will be glad to help, just email me.

On her online shop, not only you can find the book but the materials to make her patterns. It is worth buying!

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Malhas Portuguesas

  1. Ola Andrea,

    So happy to see your newsletter. Very excited to see the new book by Rosa Pomar. Yes I do have questions for you. First do you know if this book is sold in the US? Do you know the cost of the book? Second: Can you tell me if there are knit patterns? I would like to delve into true Portuguese knitting and an adventure. Thank you and Be well Juanita Williams Oregon City, Oregon

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    • Hi Juanita! Good to hear from you!
      I am not sure if the book is being sold here. I am going to ask Rosa or order and sell it on my website.
      I will let you know soon..

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  2. Maybe you could arange to do a English translation.

    I’m struggling with a pattern, Dreambird that I bought on Ravely. It’s a shawl with colorful featherlike patterns. I believe the pattern was origially in german and the translation may be part of the problem. It has been translated into many languages and the variations pictured on the net are lovely. I now have the row by row instructions and am trying out the pattern with scrap yarn, but it doesn’t seem to be coming out right. I am so intrigued with the design that i am determined to conquer this challenge.

    weaving is coming along nicely, especially with the help of the weaving group here.

    >________________________________ > From: Andrea Wong Knits >To: kalman.barbara@yahoo.com >Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:43 PM >Subject: [New post] MalhasPortuguesas > > > > WordPress.com >Andrea posted: ” My dear knitters, A prayer of mine was answered: a book about Portuguese Knitting! It has a very detailed description of how knitting is done, where it came from, traditional garments and patterns, all compiled in one book called “MalhasPortugues” >

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  3. I’m workng on the Dreambird Shawl, bought the pattern on RavelyHave had some issues figuring it out, but now have the row by row count of stitches and a friend and I may have got it figured out. Can you believe I don’t have enough of any one thing in my stash to use, but am having fun shopping the net as there are no longer any yarn shops close by. Take a look at some of the pictures, it is a gorgeous, very unusual piece.

    >________________________________ > From: Andrea Wong Knits >To: kalman.barbara@yahoo.com >Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:43 PM >Subject: [New post] Malhas Portuguesas > > > > WordPress.com >Andrea posted: ” My dear knitters, A prayer of mine was answered: a book about Portuguese Knitting! It has a very detailed description of how knitting is done, where it came from, traditional garments and patterns, all compiled in one book called “Malhas Portugues” >

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  4. thank you andrea!

    i bought a knitting pin from you a while ago but only recently found the time to start practicing portuguese knitting. i saw you on TV and immediately was interested in this style. i have taken to it like duck to water. thank you so much for promoting this wonderful manner of knitting! i am learning to double knit now and the portuguese style is helpful with the two color strands. (i used to knit english style)

    i will take a look at rosa’s blog/book.

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    • Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write me! I am so glad you enjoy this style and it will make double knitting, color knitting and knitting in general much easier!
      If you have any questions, please let me know!

      Andrea

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