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Old 11-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #6
fatoldladyinpjs
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Her stitches are mounted right oriented rather than left like most Continental and English knitters do. You guys would say our stitches are backward. This is some type of Eastern, Russian, or Combined knitting technique. I knit in Eastern European style and my knit stitches are like that. But she purls in the front. True Eastern European style has both knit and purl stitches done with the yarn behind the needles. The yarn is never in front. The stitches are not twisted. The work turns out the same way yours does. It's just a different way of getting there. Eastern knitting has been around since 200 ad, predating Continental and English. So actually, your stitches are backwards. lol
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