“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.
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!