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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
00:23
FREE -- Introduction
06:01
Tools & Materials You'll Need
02;08
Casting On, Knitting & Purling
25:12
Creating Texture: Ribbing & ...
18:56
Increasing & Decreasing
14:39
Picking Up Stitches & Binding ...
11:25
Class Project: Textured ...
10:10
Additional Techniques: Cables ...
13:49
Class Wrap-Up
03:19
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Class Project Photos

Customer Reviews for Learn Continental Knitting:

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5 out of 5 (Reviewed by 36 customers.)

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May 27, 2017
Marjorie H
Combination of great instruction and filming make this class easy to follow. After knitting English-style for 52 years, it won't be easy to make the switch to continental but I am determined. The fair isle instruction also is well done. Very happy with my purchase.
May 5, 2017
Linda T
Very informative, I have a better understanding of continental knitting. It really help me a lot. Loved the techniques.
May 5, 2017
Judy E
I liked the video. Don't think you can knit like her right away! It takes a lot of practise but I think it's going to be great once I get onto it!
April 13, 2017
Despina K
This lesson is not for a beginner. The class is excellent if you have previous experience in continental knitting and want to learn more.
April 11, 2017
Peggy C
Not an experienced knitter--self taught and know only knit and purl stitches. Have watched the entire video and am looking forward to learning other stitches. Really enjoy her techniques teaching methods.

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