Learn Continental Knitting Class DVD

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Technique: Knit
Skill Level: Beginner
Learn Continental Knitting Class DVD
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Many Europeans knit in what's called "Continental Style." In this technique, you hold and "throw" the yarn with your left hand, which often translates into faster, easier and more even knitting. Knowing Continental Knitting will build skills that will make more advanced techniques including stranded knitting, lace and cables easier to learn and master. Join expert Lena Skvagerson in this all-new Annie's video class, Learn Continental Knitting. In this class, you'll learn how to:
  • Comfortably hold the yarn and needles in your hands.
  • Work the long-tail cast-on and Norwegian cast-on.
  • Cast-on using regular needles, double-point needles and a circular needle.
  • See how the Norwegian cast-on creates a sturdy but stretchy edge great for edges on socks and hat.
  • Knit, purl and create attractive texture by working rib stitch, moss stitch and seed stitch.
  • Work a stretchy 2 x 2 rib and a smoother 1 x 1 rib.
  • Increase and decrease.
  • Pick up stitches and bind off.
  • Create a very even, smooth seam ideal for joining two pieces together with the 3-needle bind-off.
  • Work a simple cable design.
  • Work easy stranded knitting with a Fair Isle swatch.
Class includes complete step-by-step instructions and materials list for the Nordkapp Textured Hoodie. It's the perfect project for practicing and mastering your newfound Continental Knitting skills!

Note: Annie's DVD video classes include a CD with downloadable and printable class project instructions, materials lists and diagrams. DVDs are compatible with North American DVD players, and PC and Macintosh computer systems. All Annie's online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.

Video Length: 1 Hours 45 Minutes

Also available as an Annie's Online Class


Overall rating:
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Learn Continental Knitting Class DVD

May 31, 2018

Lena demonstrates continental knitting; she does not teach the technique. She shows how she holds the yarn and how to make the knit and purl stitches. She then moves on to demonstrating other knit techniques that most any knitter with even minimum experience already knows. There are no skill building or finger exercises to assist in learning how to hold needles and/or yarn. What she demonstrates is available free on numerous YouTube channels (other people of course). I crochet and knit (English style) I wanted more help with the different (continental) knitting technique and this video didn't come close to providing that. Unless you feel you must have the knitted hoodie sweater pattern, I would pass on this class/DVD. Very disappointed!

Learn Continental Knitting Class DVD

September 9, 2017

As a beginning knitter, this video made so many more things make sense! It gave me confidence to try so many more techniques. Lena is a good teacher.

Learn Continental Knitting Class DVD

June 11, 2017

I enjoyed the DVD it was very easy to follow. I have switched my regular knitting to Continental knitting. I look forward to trying pattern on the CD that was included.

Learn Continental Knitting Class DVD

January 13, 2017

I found the video easy to follow. Being able to watch it many times was very helpful. I am used to English knitting, so I know the basics. I'm sure anyone will find this most enjoyable and helpful.

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