Andre de Castro
is a knitwear designer and instructor based in Porto, Portugal.
His first training is as classical violinist, but later because of his love of textiles and clothes in general he studied Fashion Design and Illustration.
At this moment his focus is the Portuguese Style of Knitting and the way to spread this tradition abroad using the techniques from Portugal as a source of inspiration.
Other of André’s passions include history, and the knitting traditions around the world... so he decided to develop a way of using the Portuguese Style and apply it to all kinds of knitting techniques to make them more effective, simple, and quick to execute.
André also designs knitwear under the brand ANDREKNITS and he teaches regularly in international knitting festivals and events, including Vogue Knitting Live, Stitches and many others.