Andean Knitting with Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez
Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez learned from one of the last traditional knitters in her village in the highlands of Peru. Since then the skills and styles of Andean knitting have been revived in Nilda’s community and throughout the world.
Join Nilda in a workshop that traces the traditions, techniques, and tools of knitting in the Andean Highlands. Focusing on the region’s beautiful and distinctive chullo hats, Nilda demonstrates Andean knitting step by step, including:
Nilda also talks with Interweave's founder, Linda Ligon, about the cultural significance of Andean knitting: what items are traditionally knitted and by whom, how patterns and variations indicate the origin of a knitted piece, and where chullos and other handknits are typically worn.
Learn the history and skills of Andean knitting with this video, then practice the techniques in your own knitting with the included PDF.