Continental Knitting Knit Stitch for Beginners step-by step
Learn the continental knitting knit stitch with Oma’s step-by-step instructions. It’s as easy as eins, zwei, drei! I’ve adopted Continental Knitting as The Oma Way of knitting because of its speed and efficiency. The ability to control the tension of the yarn with less difficult movements makes this a more relaxed, effective, and enjoyable method of knitting. As you’ll soon see, your hands will become tools and machines.
In this video, I’ll go over a brief introduction to knitting, while sharing some of my own personal experiences with this amazing craft, along with the first three key steps to Continental Knitting Knit Stitch: cast on, knit stitch, and bind off.
From how to hold your needles in the beginning to how to make a washcloth in the end, this is an easy step-by-step guide for beginners.
I’ve been knitting for over 50 years, but soon you’ll be an expert yourself. Just take your time and be patient. Remember, no one has ever written a book without first learning the ABCs. Enjoy!
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Preparation and guiding yarn for cast on:
Knitting materials Winding of yarn Guiding yarn for cast on
Guiding yarn for cast on Guiding yarn for cast on Guiding yarn for cast on
Step 2 Step 3 Step 4
Cast on – Step 1 Cast on – Step 2 Cast on – Step 3
Cast on – Step 4 Cast on – Step 5 Cast on – Step 6
Cast on – Step 7 Cast on – Step 8
Knit stitch: guiding yarn and positioning of knitting needle in left hand
Guiding yarn left hand Position needle Yarn and needle
left hand combined left hand
Positioning knitting needle right hand:
Knitting needle right hand
Knit stitch continental knitting using both hands:
Knit stitch – Step 1 Knit stitch – Step 2 Knit stitch – Step 3
Knit stitch – Step 4 Knit stitch – Step 5
Binding off – Step 1 Binding off – Step 2 Binding off – Step 3
Binding off – Step 4 Binding off – Step 5
Finishing – Step 1 Finishing – Step 2 Finishing – Step 3