Online Class

Knit Faster With Continental Knitting: Color & Texture

Get own-forever classes for less than $8 a month!
As an annual Bluprint member, you'll choose one own-forever class to add to your library each month
Gift Bluprint

Create colorwork and texture faster than ever before! Go beyond basic Continental knitting with techniques for mosaic stitch, cabling, stranding and more.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable stitch patterns and a sampler cowl pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lorilee Beltman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Work the patterns you love with more speed and less hand strain! Join popular instructor Lorilee Beltman and see how having a free hand to hold your yarn can make a huge difference when knitting texture and colorwork. You'll begin by learning the steps for the Tunisian knit stitch as well as the three-color linen stitch. Then, find out how much easier knitting Continental style (sometimes known as left-handed knitting) makes mosaic colorwork and even cables. When you move on, Lorilee will share a variety of Gansey-style patterns that work up easily from alternating knits and purls. Want to add even more colorwork to your Continental toolkit? You'll discover how Continental techniques turn stranding into a speedy, strain-free process. Plus, you'll knit a gorgeous sampler cowl along the way to hone your new skills!

If you are new to Continental knitting and want to master the basics before trying this more intermediate class, check out Lorilee's first class, "Knit Faster With Continental Knitting."

Lesson Breakdown

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.
2. Slipping Stitches: Tunisian & Linen
3. Mosaic Knitting
4. Textured Solids: Cables & More
5. Vertically Stranded Colorwork & Lace
6. Stranded Colorwork & Finishing

Taught by

Lorilee Beltman
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.

If you're not delighted with your Bluprint experience, we'll make it right or give you a full refund.