Knit Faster with Continental Knitting! Make a Striped Cowl!
It would be an understatement to say that the Continental Knitting video tutorial with Biggan Ryd-Dups has been popular. Biggan’s thorough, patient teaching style and the topic of continental knitting (holding the yarn in your left hand while you knit) have struck a chord with knitters, and it’s obvious you want to see more!
I’m pleased to tell you about Tips & Tricks for Faster Continental Knitting, a follow-up video tutorial. Included in the tutorial is a beautiful cowl pattern that incorporates different techniques and teaching moments along the way. Biggan takes you through the pattern step by step, emphasizing proper yarn management, needle location, and tension. By the end of the tutorial, you will have drastically improved your continental knitting skill and you’ll have a beautiful accessory to boot!In the video, Biggan works up the cowl in the orange colorway (left picture). However, the possibilities are endless for choosing the color palette that best suits you or someone you love. You can wear the cowl buttoned up all the way with the ribbing up to your chin on cold days, or leave some buttons loose to wear as a fashion accessory.
Continental knitting increases economy of movement and is great for people who have wrist injuries or arthritis. It’s also great to learn if you usually knit English style (yarn in the right hand) and would like to knit with one color in each hand, as seen in Scandinavian-style colorwork knitting.
Happy continental knitting,