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Artchic528 04-22-2013 11:26 PM

World's Fastest Knitter
 
Hazel Tindall, knitting away. It blows my mind how fast she is.

YouTube Video
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HeathersHobbies 04-23-2013 01:39 AM

That is amazing. She is an English knitter too and people say that continental knitting is faster :roflhard:

Jan in CA 04-23-2013 01:52 AM

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Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies (Post 1375603)
That is amazing. She is an English knitter too and people say that continental knitting is faster :roflhard:

Exactly. There is no one best way, it's what works best for you. ;)

HeathersHobbies 04-23-2013 02:04 AM

I am an English knitter but I am slow. I have tried continental and I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

RochesterKnitter 04-23-2013 08:56 AM

Watch closely around the 55-60sec mark.

Her right hand stays put, with her finger just flicking the yarn around the needle. This is much closer to continental-style knitting than your usual English-style knitting (dropping and picking up the yarn each stitch). It's also like the underside of a sewing machine.
Her left hand moves up and down, allowing her right needle to move in/out of the working stitch while staying put (so she can flick the yarn). In essence, her left hand is like a sewing machine needle going up/down.

It's very mechanical and very efficient.

Antares 04-23-2013 11:40 AM

I can "watch closely," but I'm not so sure I can watch quickly enough to see what she's doing. :teehee:

GrumpyGramma 04-23-2013 12:05 PM

Watch her in slo-mo, sort of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA0nTh3dqGw

Becky Morgan 04-23-2013 12:17 PM

Also, there's no wrist-twist-and-yank to it, so I doubt she's straining her hands much and the load is fairly even on both sides. It looks like a thoroughly sane way to knit.

ad2knit 04-23-2013 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter (Post 1375635)
Watch closely.

Her right hand stays put, with her finger just flicking the yarn around the needle. This is much closer to continental-style knitting than your usual English-style knitting (dropping and picking up the yarn each stitch). It's also like the underside of a sewing machine.
Her left hand moves up and down, allowing her right needle to move in/out of the working stitch while staying put (so she can flick the yarn). In essence, her left hand is like a sewing machine needle going up/down.

It's very mechanical and very efficient.

Oh im going to have to see how she does it then cos Id like my hand to stay put. lpl. Will have to have a looksie when I get in. cant view it on the mobile

ad2knit 04-23-2013 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies (Post 1375605)
I am an English knitter but I am slow. I have tried continental and I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

Dont worry Heather nor can I.its all too fiddly for me


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