The Continental method of knitting requires that you hold the working yarn in your left hand. Those knitters who utilize this style are often referred to as “pickers”. In the Continental style, the working yarn remains fairly stationary while the right needle is wielded to do most of the work. For this reason, mastery of the Continental style can result in faster knitting.
Insert right needle through first stitch from left to right.
Wrap the yarn around the right needle tip counter-clockwise. (This is counter-clockwise if you were staring the needle tip down eye to eye.)
Use that right needle tip to pull the wrapped yarn through the stitch you first entered.
Finally, slide the worked stitch off of the left needle. Your first knitted stitch will now rest on your right needle.