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Old 01-06-2011, 02:07 PM   #5
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Aww that's so sweet that you can learn with your grandma, Mindy!

The stitches are the same with either method.

I started off learning english, but I learned continental when I wanted to learn to do stranded knitting. Stranded (aka fair isle) can be done by keeping both yarns in either hand, but I find it easiest to to use two hands and that they get less tangled. Learning continental was also beneficial for a ribbed scarf I made. Now that I know both methods I still find my go to method is english knitting. It's the most comfortable for me so I only use continental for specific situations.
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