4: Module 1 - Lesson 4: The Knit Stitch
Meet Lorilee Beltman and get started on learning the knit stitch, Continental-style. Whether you're a new knitter or a longtime English-style knitter, you'll appreciate Lorilee's clear instruction for tensioning and positioning the yarn in your hands and making knit stitches flow along your needles with maximum comfort and efficiency.
11: Module 1 - Lesson 11: Reading a Pattern
In order to tackle your favorite knitting projects, you'll need to know your way around the pattern. In this lesson, Susan walks you through each part of a knitting pattern and helps you understand how written instructions translate to actual knitting.
25: Module 3 - Lesson 2: The Purl Stitch
Get a handle on the purl stitch as Lorilee shows how to hold your yarn and move it into place for your needle to grab quickly and easily. You'll see how to keep awkward movements at a minimum and make sure your stitches are correctly oriented on your needles.
27: Module 3 - Lesson 4: Time Savers: Using Knit & Purl Together
Knitting Continental really comes in handy when you have to alternate frequently between knits and purls, such as in ribbing or seed stitch. Getting the working yarn to the front or back of your knitting is simply a matter of shifting your right hand. Lorilee shows you how to achieve this efficiency and how to keep the transition smooth.
29: Module 3 - Lesson 6: Using Continental for Your Favorite Fabrics
Whether your favorite fabric includes lace, cables, linen stitch or even two-handed colorwork, Lorilee's got you covered. She shares her tips for tackling each with Continental knitting, including how to cable without a cable needle. Linen stitch and colorwork, especially, will be so much easier if you know how to hold the yarn with your left hand.
30: Module 3 - Lesson 7: Troubleshooting & Practice
The way you hold your knitting might be causing you some pain. Lorilee shows some common pitfalls to avoid so that you can continue to enjoy your knitting. Similarly, you might find yourself struggling with keeping your tension and your stitches even. Lorilee shares troubleshooting strategies. Finally, learn about some small, fun projects you can work on as you practice your newfound Continental knitting skills!
31: Module 4 - Lesson 1: Starting Out: Cast-On & Transitional Bands
Meet popular instructor Lorilee Beltman and start by reviewing the yarn and tools that work best for Continental projects. Then, tackle the provisional cast-on, pick up tips for transitioning between differing stitch counts and find out how to use yarn markers to keep track in your work.
32: Module 4 - Lesson 2: Slipping Stitches: Tunisian & Linen
The beautiful Tunisian knit stitch is loaded with yarn overs and slip stitches -- and Continental style lets you streamline all the steps! Find out how, before Lorilee demonstrates a classic Tunisian pattern: the three-color linen stitch. To work this gorgeous pattern, you'll move the yarn from back to front and back again.
33: Module 4 - Lesson 3: Mosaic Knitting
Make mosaic stitch faster and easier with Continental knitting! This classic colorwork style only knits one color at a time, slipping stitches after the yarn is brought forward or back. Lorilee will show you how to work it in Continental and help you troubleshoot along the way.
34: Module 4 - Lesson 4: Textured Solids: Cables & More
Explore rich textures such as cables to make your knitting pop! Lorilee guides you through cabling without a cable needle or ever having to let go of your yarn. Then, discover some Gansey-style stitch patterns that are achieved by simply switching back and forth between knits and purls. When knit in Continental style these patterns work up faster than ever!
35: Module 4 - Lesson 5: Vertically Stranded Colorwork & Lace
Find out how Continental knitting makes vertically stranded colorwork and even colorwork lace easier. Lorilee shows you how to work your main color entirely by picking, throwing in the occasional contrast stitch as you go. Then, get some practice with your cowl's colorwork lace motif to hone your yarn overs, increases and decreases.
36: Module 4 - Lesson 6: Stranded Colorwork & Finishing
In the standard style, stranded colorwork requires both of your hands to work together. But in the Continental style, your free hand provides added control for faster, more approachable stranding. Follow along for a step-by-step breakdown before Lorilee walks you through grafting the ends of your cozy new cowl together.
About Allyson Dykhuizen
Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer, author and knitting instructor based in Chicago. She served as the editor of the online magazine Holla Knits, and her patterns have been featured in a number of publications including Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wear and knit.purl magazines. Allyson is author of the book Midwestern Knits.
About Susan B. Anderson
Susan B. Anderson, is the author of six knitting books, including the best-selling Kids' Knitting Workshop. In 2016, Susan and her son started a yarn and pattern company, Barrett Wool Co. Susan's favorite part of being a knitting teacher is traveling the country, teaching, and meeting knitters from all over the world.
About Lorilee Beltman
Lorilee Beltman is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor and a TNNA designer and teacher who has taught at national events around the country since 2009. It was once Lorilee opened her own knitting business, City Knitting, that she realized her passion for spreading knowledge and helping knitters past their roadblocks. You can find some of her articles in respected magazines such as Twist Collective and Interweave Knits.