Knit (Continental Style)

Learn to knit in the Continental Style with the working yarn held in the left hand. Many knitters find this method much quicker than the style where the working yarn is held in the right hand.

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  1. Gayle
    Posted December 4, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    From the video, continental knitting looks like your left finger tip would get sore after a while. Is that true?

  2. Posted December 4, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    I imagine for some people that the forefinger could get a bit sore. I demonstrate just one way of holding the yarn in the left hand. Experiment and find the one that works best for you!

  3. Carla
    Posted April 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Just like anything else, at first your tension finger would get sore. After a while the knitting becomes so smooth you will wonder why you ever knit English.

  4. coupon
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I crocheted before I knit so my ‘English’ developed similarly to the way I crochet. When the needle enters the loop, I wrap, grab and slip the stitch off in one motion. The efficiency of movement makes for a fast pace, never tires my hands and my left finger untouched by the needle.

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