Continental Knitting

Continental Yarn Over

1-2 class hours.

Come learn how to knit with the yarn controlled by the left hand! This method involves tensioning the working yarn and “picking” it to pull through stitches, rather than “throwing” yarn for the new loop. It can be a most useful addition to your knitting repertoire, making complicated stitch manipulations easier, or stranded color more comfortable. We will learn the basics of knitting and purling, practicing both and experimenting with ways of holding the yarn that work for your hands!

Materials 

  • #4 or #5 weight, 20 yds, in light or bright color
  • Needles appropriate for yarn

Homework

None.