Uncontinental Knitting: Efficient and Pleasurable Knitting with the Right Hand
Sunday, January 19, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tips & Techniques
Many knitters feel that the Continental style of knitting is the most efficient and comfortable method available, but many of us, for a variety of reasons, prefer to knit with the right hand. The best knitting method for you is the one that you find most pleasurable, causes least discomfort and achieves your desired results. Many knitters think that knitting with the right hand means that you must pick up and drop the yarn for every stitch, but this is decidedly not the case. As a confirmed right-hand knitter I feel that I have maximum control, dexterity, and speed using my right hand, and I’d like to help you achieve this as well. This class will demonstrate how to knit comfortably and efficiently with the right hand, focusing on knit and purl, but also taking into account how the right-hand method is used for cabling, colorwork, and other pattern styles. We will practice tensioning the yarn in the hand so that the yarn is never dropped between stitches, discuss the use of helper fingers, and work on keeping a constant supply of stitches at the needle tip. Whether you are looking to improve your knitting style, to learn to knit with both hands for stranded colorwork or simply to add a new method to your repertoire, this class will have something to offer you.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off
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Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):