How To: Do a basic, continental, German, or left hand stitch

Do a basic, continental, German, or left hand stitch

How to Do a basic, continental, German, or left hand stitch

Officially, anyone who holds the yarn in their left hand is a Continental knitter. Some continental knitters wrap the yarn between the needles to knit it, and some simply scoop, or "pick", the yarn with the needle. The latter requires fewer hand movements, and has a reputation of being the fastest method of knitting there is. Watch this video knitting tutorial and learn how to do a basic, continental, German or left-handed knit stitch.

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