This video will show you how to make a knit stitch using the Continental method.This video will show you how to make a knit stitch using the Continental method. In basic knitting, the knit stitch is always coupled with the purl stitch. So, once you can knit stitch, you are well on your way to mastering the craft. The Continental style just means that you hold your working yarn in your left hand. Knitters who use this style are often called, "pickers".