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with Lorilee Beltman
Online Class

Knit Faster With Continental Knitting: Color & Texture

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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."


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h57m

Included in this Class

1. Starting Out: Cast-On & Transitional Bands

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

2. Slipping Stitches: Tunisian & Linen

The beautiful Tunisian knit stitch is loaded with yarn overs and slip sttiches -- 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.

3. Mosaic Knitting

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.