Free Technique Monday: Purl Stitch Continental Style

Learn how to work the purl 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. Practice your purl stitches both Continental style and English style to see which method is most comfortable for you.

Purl Stitch Continental Style

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.