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Old 12-16-2010, 09:12 AM   #1
Ribbing the Cuff
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other ways to hold the needles
My (right) pinky hurts when I knit for more than a few minutes at a time; usually I just stretch, take a breather and go back to it, but I was wondering if there was a better way to hold the needles. I have been experimenting with ways to hold them, but none of them is as fast as the way that hurts (until you take into account the rest periods).

I've heard of flickers and throwers, but I don't know what the difference is, and I was wondering if there was a better way.

More information: I knit English, I think? With the work on the left needle and the yarn in my right hand. I tend not to drop the thread, but that means that I'm supporting the needle with my pinky/ring finger and moving it with my thumb/forefinger.
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