Also known as the ‘picking’ method (as opposed to the American style, or ‘throwing’ method), the Continental knitting style minimizes the movement in the wrist, allowing for the potential of much faster knitting. Often it’s confused with ‘left-handed’ knitting, because Continental knitters hold their yarn in their left hand so it’s positioned to pick up the yarn as soon as the stitch is started. Why isn’t it ‘left-handed’ knitting? Because knitting is a two-handed sport!
The Knit Stitch, Continental Style: