When I last taught a friend to knit, I decided to teach him Continental-style from the very beginning to avoid his having to potentially switch later. He struggled with left hand-position, and the tips I show in this video were what helped him improve the most.
When I was recently teaching a friend to knit, I decided to teach him Continental-style from the beginning.
Getting his left hand to behave was the trickiest part, and also the part that helped him improve the most when he got the hang of it.
Here are the tricks he said were the most helpful:
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Continental Knitting is the art of knitting with the working yarn in the left hand. It is ergonomic, efficient, and the preferred knitting style of many European knitters.
I learned to knit the traditional way (for Americans), then switched to Continental-style knitting after many years because I loved how fast and easy it was.