Continental knitting is a method of knitting that requires the knitter to hold the working yarn in the left hand. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the needle with the right hand the knitter uses the right
needle to catch the yarn and pull it through the loop on the left needle. The catching motion
is sometimes referred to as picking. This method of knitting can be done very quickly because the knitter is working at the tips of her needles and the throwing motion of English knitting is eliminated. It is also convenient for two color knitting; one color can be picked and the other thrown.
Prerequisites: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off.
Skills Taught: Continental knitting.
Date and time: Saturday, May 5 from 1p - 3p
Materials: To be purchased at Michigan Fibre Studio.
One skein of worsted weight yarn in a light color.
Needles - US size 8 straight or circular - circular needles are preferable as they are easier to use.
Homework: To be done before class. Cast on 20 stitches and knit 4 rows.
Class Size: Minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8.
Instructor: Amy Gallmeyer Knitting
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*Consignment yarn not included in discount
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