Learn Continental Knitting with the Norwegian Purl
With Beth Brown-Reinsel
April 10, 1:00-3:00 CDT
Learn how to knit in the Continental style using the Norwegian Purl, and apply your new skills in purl garter stitch, ribbing, and more.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
If you would like to learn the Continental style of knitting (where the working yarn is held in the left hand), the Continental knit stitch and the Norwegian purl, a variation of the conventional Continental purl, will be taught in this class. This purling method is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing a breeze.
A swatch will be knitted in class to practice this technique and its applications: Proper tensioning of the yarn, beginning a row with the purl, tensioning the edge stitch (that tends to get too loose),when to use the conventional Continental purl, the Continental knit stitch, the Norwegian purl, purl garter stitch, ribbing with the Norwegian purl, and combining movements to work a YO.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Be able to knit and purl in the English method.
__Two ounces of sport- or worsted-weight yarn
__A pair of appropriately sized circular or short straight needles (4.5 mm or 5 mm/ US 7 or 8 for worsted yarn, 3.75 mm or 4 mm/ US 5 or 6 for sport yarn)