European Knitting, Advanced, by Craft College
I really want to love this DVD, but I have to quibble a little.
The best news first! This has fabulous clear CLOSE-UP pictures of European knitting. It is sometimes called German, continental, feeding yarn from the left, picking, and maybe some other names. I love a craft how-to. Pictures supplement any good knitting books, and help us remember what we saw at a class or knitting group. The DVD runs through a few techniques including I-cord. It also takes the viewer through making a felted bag.
Craft College makes three DVDs of European knitting: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This DVD is termed advanced because the project is a bag. The techniques are not especially advanced, for example I-cord. The advanced video doesn't specifically teach how to cast on or to knit and purl, but the fabulous close-up pictures are plenty to learn from. I presume the beginning DVD would be slow and detailed about how to knit and purl continental.
The demonstrations are slow and repeat often. I think someone who wants to change to European knitting could learn from this. I definitely think European knitting by any name is more ergonomic. Whether it's faster, that's up to the knitter. It's fast for me.
I had trouble finding the pattern! That's my teeny quibble. Eventually I found it by searching on my computer, as explained by the DVD, not that I read the instructions right away. Anyway, the pattern is too simple to be worth worrying about. Advanced knitters won't have any trouble finding another suitable pattern for a felted bag. There are plenty of patterns for felted bags.
Overall, this DVD is wonderful. Other knitters might find the bag pattern more quickly than me.