Continental Knitting (3 hours)
Tuesday, May 7, 10:30am-1:30pm • $50
Teacher: Cassondra Rizzardi
Are you an English knitter (“thrower”) who’d like to learn to knit in the Continental (“picking”) style? Maybe because you’d like to experiment with your knitting speed or tension or posture? Or because you’re interested in upping your colorwork game by becoming more proficient at using your left hand? Cassondra will show you how to hold your yarn for even tension, basic knit and purl stitches, the Norwegian purl, and ribbing, leaving you some handy new skills in your knitting toolbox. Please note that this is not a beginning knitting class but one designed to explore alternatives with knitters who are already proficient in the English style.
Prerequisites: Participants should be proficient and confident English knitters (“throwers”).
• One skein of light-colored Berroco Vintage Worsted or Shepherd’s Wool Worsted, purchased from Spun
• 24” size US8 circular needles (We recommend pointed metal needles for learning Continental knitting, such as ChiaGoo Red Lace or Addi Turbo Rockets, both available at Spun.)
Maximum number of students: 7