Continental Smorgasbord (3 hours) (beginner)

Class Description

Knitting Continental style involves holding the yarn in your left hand and “picking” it, as opposed to “throwing” it with your right hand (as most Americans are taught to do). It’s better for your body, and can greatly improve the ease and speed with which you knit. After mastering the knit and purl stitches, you’ll be able to breeze right through knit/purl combinations like ribbing or seed stitch, and you’ll discover just how easy Fair Isle can be!

Techniques to be covered

  • Long-tail cast-on (Continental style)
  • Joining circular knitting
  • Continental knit stitch
  • Continental purl stitch
  • Knit 1 purl 1 rib
  • Two-color knitting

Supplies needed

  • 50 gms smooth, light-colored, bulky-weight yarn
  • 50 gms smooth, contrasting-colored, bulky-weight yarn
  • US 9 (5.5 mm) 16″ (40 cm) circular needle (measured from tip to tip)
  • US 9 (5.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7″ in length
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Safety pins