Last year, Jill Wolcott and Susan Wolcott of Y2Knit published Y Not Knit “Step-by-step instructions for continental knitting and knitting basics.” It’s the first beginner book that I’m aware of specifically for continental knitting. The spiral bound book uses clear black and white illustrations to demonstrate techniques beginning with how to hold the yarn and needles and progressing through each step; knit, purl, (only one method of continental purl is demonstrated), changing yarn and color, increasing, decreasing, and including simple projects along the way.

If you’re new to knitting, there are probably more comprehensive, colorful books out there to teach the basics, but if you’re looking to learn continental as an addition to your existing knitting skills, Y Not Knit will get you “picking” your stitches quickly.

Book Review: Y Not Knit