Knit the other way: Learn to knit ‘Continental’
18 September @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One method Good. Two methods better!
Joint pain, knitting speed, stitch tension and stranded colourwork are all good reasons to extend your repertoire of knitting styles.
Whether you’re a life-long English ‘thrower’ style knitter, or you’ve never mastered the art of having the yarn wrapped around your fingers as you knit, this class will get you started with a fresh approach that could be a game-changer.
Join Yarnsub’s Wendy Peterson for a special lesson in ‘picking’ stitches the continental way. This style of knitting carries the yarn on your left hand, making it the perfect complement for anyone interested in holding contrasting colours on each hand for stranded colourwork. Likewise, if the repetition of the throwing movement is leading to RSI related pain, it can make sense to alternate the way you hold the yarn whilst you knit. Many knitters also report picking up speed after mastering the continental way of knitting.
In this class you will learn:
- how to hold the yarn on your left hand and tension it around your fingers
- work rows of plain knit stitches, by picking at the yarn on your left hand
- work rows of purl stitches, by hooking the yarn from your left hand.
- alternate knits and purls in the same row without dropping your yarn from the left hand.
Needles and practice yarn will be available to use during the classes. If you would prefer to use your own, please bring100g of chunky weight wool and a 8mm circular needle which is at least 60cm long.
The class is suitable for people who are already on the way with their knitting and comfortably managing knitting, purling, ribbing and casting on. Ideal for knitters who are ready to learn new techniques.