8 thoughts on “Knit (Continental Style)

  1. Do you have any tips for regulating the tension between knits and purls continental style? I find that when I transition from a knit to a Purl, it is a bit loose…

  2. Tension is such a unique characteristic to each knitter. Some elaborately wind the yarn around several fingers while other simply drape the yarn over the forefinger. It takes a bit of experimenting and you will find what works best for you.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

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

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