View Full Version : How do you knit?

02-27-2009, 10:34 AM
I was wondering what everyone's preferred style is?

ETA: I am a combined/both knitter

When I am doing large projects i knit with the continental method, but when doing smaller projects (especially on DPN) I use the english method (I find i get less tangled that way)... and sometimes i used both in the same project

02-27-2009, 10:45 AM
I am thinking you are actually a "both" knitter, me too! Combined is a "method" just like English and Cotinental are both methods.:-P

02-27-2009, 10:52 AM
i never knew that!

02-27-2009, 11:09 AM
English. :D

Jan in CA
02-27-2009, 12:13 PM
I actually put other because I knit english for most things, but I use both hands for fair isle and I've been teaching myself continental. I have also used a somewhat combined method for tightening ribbing.

02-27-2009, 01:10 PM
I taught myself English at first and I got frustrated because it took so long & my stitches were too tight. As soon as I found this KH and the videos -- I started using Continental which is so much easier and faster for me. I have a WIP that is English and I'm wondering what it will look like when I start working on it again.

02-27-2009, 02:06 PM
I knit using the greek knitting style or as others call it Portuguese knitting :)

02-27-2009, 03:54 PM
I knit continental but I can do both. I will switch to English if the project is better suited for it.

02-27-2009, 06:34 PM
The only way I found out I knit english is because I watched the video's here and the continental ones didn't make sense to me lol

02-27-2009, 11:45 PM
I knit continental unless I am doing fair isle- then I strand a color in each hand (continental left, english right).

02-28-2009, 11:06 AM
I knit continental because I learned to crochet first and had trouble learning to knit english style. Now that I'm comfortable I plan to try the combo method for fair isle. I saw Eunny Jang doing it on TV and it makes a lot of sense.