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with Lorilee Beltman
Online Class

Knit Faster With Continental Knitting

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Does your knitting sometimes get cut short by tired, achy hands? Do you want to knit faster and more efficiently? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions, join instructor and designer Lorilee Beltman and learn a different style of knitting that ditches strain for speed! By making the most of your hand motions with smaller, quicker movements, and giving every finger a job to do, you'll rejuvenate your knitting and approach any project with a newfound zeal. Lorilee will show you how to keep even tension as you work increases, decreases and more, and you'll learn how you might apply Continental knitting to a variety of techniques, from cables to colorwork. Whether you're new to knitting or a seasoned English-style veteran, you'll wonder where Continental knitting has been all your life. And, if you're left-handed, well, get ready to fall in love.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h29m

Included in this Class

1. The Knit Stitch

1. The Knit Stitch

Meet Lorilee Beltman and get started on learning the knit stitch, Continental-style. Whether you're a new knitter or a longtime English-style knitter, you'll appreciate Lorilee's clear instruction for tensioning and positioning the yarn in your hands and making knit stitches flow along your needles with maximum comfort and efficiency.

2. The Purl Stitch

2. The Purl Stitch

Get a handle on the purl stitch as Lorilee shows how to hold your yarn and move it into place for your needle to grab quickly and easily. You'll see how to keep awkward movements at a minimum and make sure your stitches are correctly oriented on your needles.

3. Sizing Stitches for Even Knitting

3. Sizing Stitches for Even Knitting

Depending on how you make your stitches, your knitting might end up too loose or too tight. Lorilee shows how this happens and explains how to make your stitch size just right.

Recommended with this class

  • Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn