Continental Breakfast (90 minutes) (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. Whether you’re a beginning knitter or a thrower from way back, let Sarah ease you into knitting (and purling!) the “other” way!

Techniques to be covered

  • Long-tail cast-on (Continental style)
  • How to hold and tension the yarn in your left hand
  • Continental knit stitch
  • Continental purl stitch
  • Knit 1 purl 1 rib

Supplies needed

  • 50 g smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles, approximately 7″ in length