When you knit you can hold your yarn in either your right hand or your left hand. If you hold it with your left hand this style is frequently known as Continental style knitting or 'picking'.
When you hold you right hand, if you move your whole hand to work the stitch this is know as English Style or 'throwing'. However if you sit your needle in the 'crook' of your thumb and index finger (or with long needles tuck the tip under your arm) you can then just move the tip of your index finger up and down to create your stitches. This is also known as 'Flicking'.
See both Knitting Styles in action here:
Helping Hand or Knit-curious?
Do you need a helping hand with a new technique? Are you curious about other techniques or are you ready to get a little spicy with your knitting? Come check out our extensive free tutorial collection here!
We have easy step by step guides/video tutorials on everything from casting on, bind off, short rows, cables and more. As is Carol's style, everything is ready for you in bite sized videos of ten minutes or less so that you can make the most of the time you have available. So what are you waiting for? Let's dive in now:
Abbreviations got you stumped?
Starting your knitting adventure can be a little daunting especially when it comes to knitting terms and abbreviations. Don't worry, we've got your back. Check out our list of common abbreviations here so that you can take your next knitting steps with ease and confidence.
Finally we come to putting it all together!
On this page you'll find a collection of patterns that will be suitable for a newer knitter. Here you'll find garments and accessories that help you take your knitting skills to the next level.