Continental Style Knitting
Continental Style Knitting is where the knitter holds the working yarn and loaded needle in their right hand and the left hand holds the knitting needle. The left hand does all of the fine movements that manipulate the knitting needle needed to enter the existing stitch, draws the yarn through to create a new stitch and then slides the old stitch off of the right hand needle.
The benefit to this style of knitting is greater speed. The con is the work is distributed between two hands which can feel awkward at first.
I recommend learning how to knit and purl in both styles as this can be helpful later on in knitting.
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