The Proven, No-Fail Techniques That Make Continental Knitting a Breeze
A Step-by-Step Video Class
Holding the yarn in your left hand to knit can feel awkward. Get comfy knitting Continental so you can knit faster and with better posture.
Get your fingers ready for speed.
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.
Learning to hold the yarn in your left hand to knit Continental can take some getting used to.
But the advantages of knitting Continental are so great (better posture, faster speed, knit with two colors, etc.) that students agree it's well worth the effort to learn.
Our Continental Knitting video class gives you the exercises and tips you need so you can quickly get comfortable knitting Continental, even if you're switching after years of knitting American/English style.Included FREE with KnitFreedom Membership
Skills You Will Learn
- Correctly tension your yarn
- Hold your hands and fingers comfortably
- Knit and purl Continental style
- Do yarnovers and ribbing
- Use your fingers to help you knit
- Avoid common mistakes
- BONUS: Knit without looking!
To date, 1503 happy customers have purchased this Continental class.
I Am Now a Continental Knitter!
"I am now a continental knitter! Your course was exactly what I needed to learn how to accomplish it. I’ve tried several times previously but just couldn’t manage to do it and have it feel comfortable. Now when I pick up my knitting, I automatically start with the yarn in my left hand and it feels natural. My tension is perfect, and my speed has definitely increased, but more importantly, my arm and shoulder don’t hurt and my hand doesn’t go numb, so I can knit for much longer periods of time without needing to take a break. Thank you."
– Katherine B.
Absolutely the Best!
"I'm a lefty. I tried for years to be good at knitting, but it was always a struggle. Then I found KnitFreedom and the video showing Continental style knitting was "spot on"! I am knitting and having a lot of fun now! Thanks Liat you are the best. BTW for anyone not sure: Liat's videos are done so well, there is no way you can't "get" what she's teaching. Absolutely the best!"
– Deb L.
Continental vs. American Style - Knitting
Continental vs. American Style - Ribbing
Tensioning the Yarn – Continental
Finger Aerobics I – Continental Knitting
The Continental Knit Stitch
Finger Aerobics II – Continental Purling
The Continental Purl Stitch
1×1 Rib – Continental
Maintain Good Hand Position – The Continental “U”
How to Knit Without Looking – Continental
What Is Continental Knitting?
Continental Knitting (the technique of knitting where you the yarn in your left hand) is the most popular, and feared, subject of them all. So why should you do what I call "finger aerobics" in order to get your hands to re-learn to knit a new way?
Continental Knitting is FAST, comfortable, and even lets you knit without looking. Once you master this technique, you'll be flying through sweater projects, knitting without soreness or fatigue, and even knitting in a dark movie theater!
I love teaching Continental Knitting and, when my knitting classes were continually oversold, I decided to use videos to teach people across the world. So I created a video knitting course that guides you through all the steps of learning this new technique.
What Is a KnitFreedom Video Knitting Course?
A KnitFreedom Video Knitting Course is just like an in-person knitting class, but better.
- Clear, distraction-free videos of everything you need to see
- Instructions get right to the point, so there's NO WAITING
- Helpful text, written instructions, and illustrations to refer back to
- Practice projects and tips to help you keep learning
- Troubleshooting: Fix any mistake you might make - taken from REAL, in-person classes
- Tips and tricks: learn the tips to help you knit faster, more easily, and more efficiently
You Get: A Premium Online Video Course
- Online class works on any mobile device, including iPhone, Android, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
- Set your own username and password to access your products at any time
- Private "My Classes" page to track and keep all your classes in one place
- Easily navigate even large classes with navigable sidebar Table of Contents
- Read, watch, and enjoy your classes online from any device, at any hour of the day
Downloadable Videos for Offline Use*
- Download course videos straight to your computer or mobile device
- Enjoy offline video viewing for traveling or slow connections
- Quickly scroll through videos with no buffering
A Reference PDF of the Class*
- Download a reference PDF directly to your computer
- Video placeholders show when to refer to your downloaded videos
- Refer to all the text of the class without accessing the Internet
- Save all your classes to your computer so you have them at your fingertips
- To be used in conjunction with downloaded video files
- An expert knitting lesson and a knitting book in one.
*Not Included with KnitFreedom Monthly Subscription
What KnitFreedom Students Say About This Continental Knitting Knitting Class:
I love Continental knitting! I took your Knit Freedom class years ago and started knitting Continental style and I’ll never go back! Thank you so much!!
I am left-handed and thought I’d never be able to knit the purl stitch easily (let alone so many other stitches) and now I’m knitting away so easily. My neighbors call me “queen of the 2-at-a-time toe-up socks”! Love it! All thanks to you!!
– Deborah Lane
I am now a continental knitter! Your course was exactly what I needed to learn how to accomplish it. I’ve tried several times previously but just couldn’t manage to do it and have it feel comfortable. Now when I pick up my knitting, I automatically start with the yarn in my left hand and it feels natural. My tension is perfect, and my speed has definitely increased, but more importantly, my arm and shoulder don’t hurt and my hand doesn’t go numb, so I can knit for much longer periods of time without needing to take a break. Thank you.
– Katherine B.
I came to KnitFreedom specifically to learn Continental style. I was frustrated with throwing because of all the movement and how slow it was for me. I fell in love with Continental and with Liat and I use my KnitFreedom access all the time.
– Melissa M.
I had been taught in a knitting class some other way that I didn’t like, and when I saw [your class on Continental Knitting], I watched, practiced, and it’s almost natural and much easier and faster.
– Janice G.
I never found knitting relaxing until I learned Continental from you and followed your instructions and learned how to RELAX while knitting!
– Polly V.
Your videos are how I learned to knit Continental, and it has been a revelation. It's the only way I knit now.
– Karen H.
I’m left-handed and learned how to knit English (throwing with right hand). I took the Super Star classes to perfect my knitting. Then learned Continental and was in heaven! So much more comfortable for me as a lefty and now purling is a breeze!
– Aida H.
I was very, very new to knitting when I found KnitFreedom. That's where I learned Continental, and it totally made all the difference.
– Liz P.
I went from knowing nothing at all about knitting to making awesome garments (continental style!) just from your ebooks so thanks!! :) You seriously rock!
I'm a lefty. I tried for years to be good at knitting, but it was always a struggle. Then I found KnitFreedom and the video showing Continental style knitting was "spot on"! I am knitting and having a lot of fun now! Thanks Liat you are the best. BTW for anyone not sure: Liat's videos are done so well, there is no way you can't "get" what she's teaching. Absolutely the best!
– Deb L.
I’ve been trying to learn continental knitting for a while, but holding my left pointer straight up in the air (like so many vids on YouTube show) gets uncomfortable after like 2 minutes. Your way is so much better :)