QI’d love to learn how to knit continental style. Can you tell me what’s di erent about it and how di cult it is to learn?
Calista Deveraux, via email
The main di erence between continental style knitting and the standard English knitting style is that you wind the yarn around the needle using the left hand instead of the right. It’s quite easy to knit using the continental style but a little trickier to do purl stitches, and trying to do rib is tricky all round. But we’re big believers in practice makes perfect and you’ll find a great tutorial over on our website (www.theyarnloop.com/article/learnhow-to-knit-continental-style) which is sure to have you on the route to a fabulous new knitting style in no time.