Continental Purl


#1

All my knitting life I have knitted English style however recently I have developed some pain in my right wrist so have decided to give Continental style a try. I wrap the yarn around my little (pinkie) finger and over my index finger. I have found practising the knit stitches easy and have gotten quite fast at those but I’m really struggling with purl (particularly purling the first stitch). I just can’t get the hang of pushing the yarn down after wrapping it round the needle. Has anybody got any tips to make it easier?


#2

I am knitting Continental Combined style. For me Combined knitting solves the purl problem. In this video you find a demonstration of what Continental Combined knitting is all about. It is not the best tutorial about the topic, but maybe the best demonstration of the concept itself.


#3

That looks like it might be just what I need! I’ll give it a try. Thanks.