Learn Continental Knitting In a Snap!

“I’ve had quite a few people come up to me and ask me to teach them the Continental knitting style because they are not able to knit the English way anymore because they’ve got arthritis. That is when I realized that this is much kinder on your hands, arms, and shoulders because the movements are so much less.” — Biggan Ryd-Dups, Instructor, Continental Knitting

In our video, Continental Knitting with Biggan Ryd-Dups, you’ll learn the Continental style of knitting, which can be quicker and also easier on your wrists and arms.

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Biggan Ryd-Dups is a Swedish knitwear designer and instructor living in Australia. Her company, Biggan Designs, produces quality Australian merino yarn in a huge color range. She has taught knitting throughout the world, and she loves to design colorful, easy-to-knit fashions.

In Continental Knitting You’ll Learn:

  • Fundamentals of Continental-style knitting
  • Knitting and purling
  • Casting on and binding off

You’ll love Biggan. Her  instruction style is clear and reassuring.

But don’t just take my word for it! Here’s what other knitters are saying about this continental knitting tutorial:

“Having tried and abandoned Continental style knitting several times before because of the awkwardness of the purl stitch, I only bought this tutorial because it was on special and I wanted to give the method one last try. Biggan demonstrates her easy and quick method of creating a purl stitch which is done without moving the left forefinger at all. Seed stitch and ribbing are so quick and easy to do now. Having knitted English style for over 40 years, it does take some getting used to, but after just a week it is already starting to feel familiar and it’s getting quicker by the day. I won’t be returning to the English method.” — Fiona

Download our Continental Knitting tutorial and add a new skill to your repertoire and open up a whole new knitting world!



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Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

One thought on “Learn Continental Knitting In a Snap!

  1. Kathleen, how can I download the video Continental Knitting with Biggan Ryd-Dups. Safari tells me it cannot establish a secure internet connection to the link. I am having so much trouble purling in the continental style, and would love to learn a method that does not involve using the left forefinger.
    Thank you.