When you learn Lorilee’s brand of continental knitting, you will minimize your hand motions for a more comfortable, and perhaps speedier, way to knit. Each finger has a job to do. Understand exactly what motions have a bearing on stitch gauge. (It’s not what you think!) Learn to create even knitting by sizing your knits and purls equally. Learn how your choice of tools affects your outcome. Practice the knit stitch then move on to purl, increases, decreases, and ribbing, where efficiency really pays off.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl
With chosen class materials, cast on 24 stitches and work three inches of ribbing (K2, P2 rib), one inch of stockinette stitch (alternate row of knit and row of purl), and one inch in garter stitch (knit all rows). Bring work to class on the needles. New knitters are exempt from all homework.
Supplies for Class:
50 grams of smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight, multi-ply wool. No cotton, acrylic, single-ply, nor splitty yarns. 24–40" long circular needle, US 5/3.75mm to US 7/4.5mm; slippery metal preferred. No straight needles, as they will hinder the learning process.