Free Technique Monday: Knit Stitch Continental Style

Knitting & Purling - Knit Stitch Continental Style

In this quick tutorial, Debbie Stoller teaches you how to work the knit stitch Continental style (as opposed to English style), which is done by holding the working yarn in your left hand. Often referred to as “picking,” this style of knitting is all about yarn tension — Debbie demonstrates optimal ways to hold your yarn and your needles to make nice, even stitches.

Debbie Stoller is the New York Times best-selling author of the Stitch ‘n Bitch series of knitting and crocheting books, and has helped to popularize knitting among a new generation since 1999. She is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of BUST magazine, and is the co-author of The BUST DIY Guide to Life.

Knitting & Purling – Knit Stitch Continental Style