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Lena Skvagerson
Learn Continental Knitting
Learn Continental Knitting
Lena Skvagerson, Instructor

You'll be amazed when you see how easy it is to knit continental style, and you'll love how fast and even your knitting will become! Join expert Lena Skvagerson to learn how to knit continental style!


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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!

Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers. All Annie's online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.
FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Tools & Materials You'll Need
Casting On, Knitting & Purling
Creating Texture: Ribbing & ...
Increasing & Decreasing
Picking Up Stitches & Binding ...
Class Project: Textured ...
Additional Techniques: Cables ...
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

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February 7, 2017
Karen C
The camera work was very clear and accurate. I really liked the instructor's style. I would definitely take another class from her. I have done Fair lsle using both hands before, but only in the round. It was the first time I have seen it explained doing it from behind with purl stitches. I have tried Continental Knitting in the past but was never quite sure of achieving even tension with purl stitches. Most knitters seem to hold the tension of the yarn very stretched and tight, which is not natural to me. It was good to see how she held the yarn and it was in a way that I can emulate.
February 7, 2017
Lois H
I have actually only watched the first lesson of the class, I am not brave enough yet to do the sweater which is the class project but I have already managed to do a hat using the Continental Knitting stitches in the first lesson...I am now working on a simple Cowl pattern...I love the class and would tell everyone to take this class.
February 4, 2017
Joan T
This class is awesome! I am really enjoying it. The instructor is outstanding and the pictures are. Dry good so easy to follow. I am getting excited to knit the projects. Thank you for a great experience and would definitely recommend this video.
January 29, 2017
Julia K
I haven't knitted in years and wanted a review when I came across Continental Knitting. I checked out several sites which made it confusing but when I found your class I knew it was the best. Her instructions are clear as is the video. I have no trouble understanding or following directions. Wonderful even for someone 70 yrs old. Next class I take will be Lena's for sure. unless it is a quilting class. lol
January 26, 2017
Kathy H
Loving the video but I do have a question. I seem to be getting a ridge on my purl rows. Any suggestions?

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