Class length
3 hours
Skill level
Class type
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, bulky-weight yarn
1.75 oz (50 g) 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" (18 cm) in length
1 stitch marker
Safety pins
Materials fee
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

Continental Knitting

Continental Knitting photo

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. 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!