The Ultimate Guide To Knitting Styles

Course description

English Style knitting is the most common knitting method in the United States, while continental style knitting is more popular in most of Europe and combined style knitting takes elements of each to make something even better.

In this online video class, knitting instructor Johnny Vasquez explains it all – from the basic technique to tips and tricks for training your fingers to move properly. Whether you want to improve your technique or just have another tool in your arsenal, this class will put you on the right track to a diverse knitting style repertoire!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS CLASS

  • The differences between English style, Combined Style and Continental style knitting
  • How to tension your yarn properly
  • How to knit, purl, and do ribbing in each style

SKILLS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING THIS CLASS

  • How to cast on
 

Reviews (5)

I have been knitting English style for many years but want to learn continental to give my right hand a bit of a break. The explanation and demonstration of continental are very good - just what I need. Thank you for the instruction.

by charlotte lee

Exercises were a great idea. Really helped in understanding tension and all the repetitive motions. Almost like sitting in a live classroom. Thank you for all your good hints and ideas.

by Carol Grandy

Your attention to detail is so much appreciated. The tips you suggested were great! I am so glad I joined as an Academy member. What I really like is being able to watch as you knit. I learn so much better watching someone than reading instructions by themselves. Can't wait for the next class.

by Marilyn Napier

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I have been knitting English style for many years but want to learn continental to give my right hand a bit of a break. The explanation and demonstration of continental are very good - just what I need. Thank you for the instruction.

by charlotte lee

Exercises were a great idea. Really helped in understanding tension and all the repetitive motions. Almost like sitting in a live classroom. Thank you for all your good hints and ideas.

by Carol Grandy

Your attention to detail is so much appreciated. The tips you suggested were great! I am so glad I joined as an Academy member. What I really like is being able to watch as you knit. I learn so much better watching someone than reading instructions by themselves. Can't wait for the next class.

by Marilyn Napier

Thanks for this class. I enjoyed it and learned a lot. You presented it easy enough for anyone to follow even an old lefty like me. The finger exercises were great and wrapping the yarn around your fingers. I used to do just my pinky, making it difficult to get tension when doing the continental, especially the purl stitch. You made it so easy. I just need practice, lots. Thanks again, Judy

by Judy Stevens

Thank you so much for the video work shop. I have been learning continental knitting on my own with some success. Watching this class has really brought the information together and was much more helpful than the other videos that I watched. I found the finger exercises difficult at first but helpful. I am getting the hang of it and with more practice should be able to control the tension better. Do I hear a scarf pattern calling my name. Thanks again!

by Grace Herrema

Johnny Vasquez

Johnny Vasquez

Senior Instructor

Johnny Vasquez is the founder of Yarn Nation Media. After teaching himself to knit and crochet in 2010, Johnny started his first website to help pass his knowledge on to others. That site, New Stitch A Day, has since helped millions of people around the world take their yarn craft skills to the next level.

When he's not making videos about yarn he's working on a new business idea, watching an indie film, or planning his next travel adventure. He currently is traveling fulltime with his wife, Lacie, and their two beautiful little girls.

Course Includes

26 Videos

3 PDFs

1.3 hrs