An American Learns Continental-Style Knitting

Europeans have used their own fast, efficient "continental-style" knitting technique for generations. Here's how it works.

continental style knitting - casting on step 5
Slide the thumb loop off, then hook your thumb behind strand A and pull your thumb back to tighten the stitch. Continue in this way until you have the desired number of stitches on your needle.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff