American/English style knitters “wrap” the yarn with their right hand. Continental knitters carry yarn in their left hand and “pick” stitches. Continental involves less movement to make each stitch. More speed; less wear and tear on the wrists. Instructor Susan Leibowitz will cover tensioning the yarn, knit and purl stitches, ribbing and yarn-overs. Wait until you see how much easier alternating between knits and purls is when working rib, seed and gansey stitches. The ease of creating yarn-overs speeds lace knitting.

Participants should be at the confident beginner level or higher who can work knits and purls independently.


  • worsted- or aran-weight yarn; select a smooth yarn of medium to light solid color, with a tight ply or chain construction. Avoid yarns that vary in thickness.
  • knitting needles of an appropriate size for your chosen yarn; either 9″ or 10″ straights, or circular.

Workshop fee is $40 for one 2-hour session. Come in before your first class for help in selecting appropriate materials. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of class.

  • Date/Time 02/09/2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location Yarnia
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