NEEDLES & KNITS
Knitters often start by learning one style of knitting, and the most common is either English style knitting or continental style knitting, and the preference often depends on your teachers preference :)
Though my preference is to teach the continental style, I can still help those who choose the English style as easily as the continental knitters. If you are interested you can get one on one private lessons with me.
Below is an article by Ashley Little about the difference between these two common styles of knitting
The Battle of English vs. Continental Knitting
By Ashley Little
February 12, 2014
Whether you’ve realized it or not, knitters do not all knit in the same way. I’m not just talking about how you hold your needles. Think about which hand you hold the yarn in, the tension you use when knitting, and where your yarn is coming from. Do your knitting friends knit in this same way? Probably not!
All these little things — from how you wrap your yarn around the needle to which hand the yarn is in — help determine your knitting style. But let’s focus solely on English vs. Continental knitting styles for a second.
Some knitters fiercely believe in one style over the other, but there’s no need to choose one style over the other for the rest of your knitting life. In fact, learning to use both of these styles interchangeably can actually be very beneficial to you!
Can you spot the different styles of knitting below?
Needles & Knits