Continental Knitting
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Continental Knitting

A different, fun and fast way to knit. Designed for beginners or adventurous American style knitters.
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3 students enrolled
Created by Rita de Maintenon
Last updated 6/2017
English
Price: $20
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Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Cast on, knit ,purl and cast off Continental Style and complete an easy project
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Requirements
  • An open mind to a different style of knitting
Description

This workshop teaches the continental knitting style, which is considered a faster and more accurate way of knitting by many who have tried it. It is especially easy for people who crochet, since we use the left hand to deliver the yarn. We cover short tail cast on, knitting and purling continental style, as well as several cast-off options. Students will explore many tips and tricks to keep the practice fun and are inspired to create their own style and designs.

Several beginner projects are included

Beginner level 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn the Continental Knitting Style
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to Continental Knitting!
1 Lecture 00:28
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Foundation Chain Cast On
3 Lectures 08:29

Achieve accurate measurements of cast on chains for your projects.

Preview 02:19

Now it's your turn to practice the foundation cast on. Let's do it together!

Preview 03:45

Learn to pick up your stitches over the knitting needle. For practice make a very long chain and continue to pick up  until you are comfortable with the technique.

Preview 02:25
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Knit Continental Style
2 Lectures 14:11

Practice Continental Knit stitch
07:40
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Purl Continental Style
3 Lectures 15:49

Learn and Practice Continental Purl stitch

Learn Continental Purl stitch
05:11

Practice the Purl stitch

Practice Continental Purl stitch
05:11

A fun practice exercise to practice alternating between knit and purl.

Practice Continental Knit and Purl in a Rib Pattern
05:27
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Continental Cast Off
1 Lecture 02:28
Continental Cast Off
02:28
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Project Creating a Loop
1 Lecture 01:00

Create a loop for hanging a washcloth or potholder.

Creating a loop
01:00
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Continental Knitting Review
1 Lecture 01:04
Summary
01:04
About the Instructor
Rita de Maintenon
5.0 Average rating
1 Review
3 Students
4 Courses
Fiber Artist, Designer, Author and Teacher.

Rita is a retired educator with over 40 years of classroom experience, from Montessori Kinder Garden to Adult Education in a College setting.

Growing up in Europe, she studied and trained all aspects of fiber work and has taught Fiber Arts workshops for the last 20 years. They range from “Heirloom Treasures Fiber Combinations” in Florida to “It’s not your Grandmother’s Crochet Any More” at UNCA.

Rita is now retired in Asheville, NC as a full time fiber artist. She has taught Heritage fiber classes and workshops for UNCA, the Center for Creative Retirement, the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in TN, fiber weekend retreats and local classes. In addition to the teaching aspect, Rita loves restoration work on antique pieces and is well known for her designer creations, especially Christening gowns.

She regularly demonstrates at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway, with highlight events of Fiber Day and Heritage Weekend. Rita has been the educational demonstrator at the Southern Highland Guild Craft Fairs in the Asheville Cellular Center and currently serves on the educational committee of the Guild.

Her first book: "Heritage Crochet in a new Light" was published in July 2017.

Rita is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and a Blue Ridge National Heritage Artist. She is a Craft Yarn Council certified instructor.