English vs. Continental… Not the Revolutionary War kind.

Did you know that you were getting a history lesson?

Well, this post isn’t actually about the Revolutionary war.

Its about left handed vs right handed knitting.


Continental knitting is when the working yarn is held in the left hand, and the stitches are picked with the right needle.


English knitting is when the working yarn is held in the right hand, and the stitches are flung over the working needle with the right hand.


While there are slight differences, they both have a lovely finished product. In the new series I am working on I will be trying to teach you to knit using these methods. Also, I have used patterns while knitting both methods, and I have also made patterns knitting both ways.

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