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knitpurlgurl
07-06-2008, 09:29 PM
I keep seeing all of this buzz about chain knitting. I read a bit about it and it seems as thoug it is kinda a combo been knitting & crochet. Anyone try this?

Mike
07-06-2008, 11:30 PM
What is it?
Do I sent a stitch to 3 people and they each add a stitch and send it to 3 more people and when it finally gets back to me I have a sweater?

Got a link to a description?

gargoylelib
07-07-2008, 02:27 AM
What is it?
Do I sent a stitch to 3 people and they each add a stitch and send it to 3 more people and when it finally gets back to me I have a sweater?


:rofl: If only!

Libbie

mathwizard
07-07-2008, 07:12 AM
I did a google and someone has written a book about it and there is a sort of slide show of how to do it on DIY. I checked out combination knitting and wasn't impressed and this looks a bit like loom knitting only you can use your fingers. At least that is what DIY showed. I will stick with the tried and true method and any tips and tricks that work with it.:cheering:

Mirl56
07-07-2008, 11:38 AM
[QUOTE=Mike;1126312]What is it?
Do I sent a stitch to 3 people and they each add a stitch and send it to 3 more people and when it finally gets back to me I have a sweater?

QUOTE]

LOL :roflhard: :roflhard:

psquidy
07-07-2008, 11:41 AM
Like a chain letter! HAAHHA that's what I thought too.

MAmaDawn
07-07-2008, 12:14 PM
Made me think of our oddball baby and preemie blankets... :teehee:

Jacklad
07-07-2008, 05:59 PM
It's not finger knitting (although some do call that chain knitting) - it's a technique developed by Lisa Gentry to combine some crochet-like sections with knitting.

From http://knitting-patterns-techniques.suite101.com/article.cfm/chain_knitting :
"Having said that, what exactly is chain knitting? Imagine knitting along as usual, and then adding crochet chains wherever they are desired; at the cast-on, right in the middle of the knitting, or at the end. The technique, at its most basic level, can be described as knitting in the normal way, occasionally putting the knitting needles down, grabbing a crochet hook, and adding chains to the knit work. However, Gentry has created the procedure in such a way that the knitter continues to use knitting needles all the way through the project; no crochet hooks are necessary."

Her site at http://www.hookandneedledesigns.com/ has more information on the book.

Mike
07-07-2008, 06:12 PM
So it's all the things I don't like about crochet (too lacy) and not what I do like about it (thickness).