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knitter105 08-15-2005 06:40 PM

methods help
im trying to learn different knitting methods can anybody direct me to a site that could teach me how to knit by holding my needles like pencils?

rebecca 08-15-2005 06:43 PM

I've never heard of holding needles like pencils to knit. There are videos here; only way I know to hold needles!

MaryB 08-15-2005 06:56 PM

I have a friend who knits that way. She learned to knit in Northern Ireland. I have never seen anyone else knit like this, nor have I ever seen a web site or a book with this method.

kemp 08-15-2005 07:20 PM

I think someone was talking about Russell Crowe knitting that way. Maybe you could do a search for him and see if he talks about that method or gives it's name.

Silver 08-15-2005 07:58 PM

Here's one that says to hold them like a pencil.

And this is the "Lever Method".

Holly 08-16-2005 09:52 AM

Before I found Amy's site, while looking for direction on continental style knitting, I found something called "knitting pretty." From the description, that system (for sale) teaches a knitting method like you are describing.

Is there a special reason that you want to learn to knit that way?


KellyK 08-16-2005 10:23 AM

I love the way the author in Sil's first link says "All knitters hold the needles the same way." NO THEY DONT!

The President of my organization is a 78 YO British Lady. She and I flew on a business trip together & it PAINED her to watch the way I held my needles. :roflhard: She holds hers (at least the right one) like a pencil. She made me try hands would NOT stay that way. It was like I had no control over my hands.

dustinac 08-16-2005 10:26 AM

I'm not sure what episode this was on but a guest on knitty gritty held her needles different than I had ever seen it looked really elegant the way she did it.. I tried to do it :roflhard: didn't work this cont. knitter couldn't switch back to get what she was doing!! :lol:

brendajos 08-16-2005 10:26 AM

i was just thinking the same thing...i am pretty sure the lady who taught me to knit did NOT teach me to hold the needles the way i

KellyK 08-16-2005 10:34 AM

Well, most of the 70+ YO British ladies I have ever met seem to believe there is a "proper" way of doing things. ;)

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