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Old 01-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Lizars1735 View Post
Hi. I'm in the process of trying to switch from English, throwing style, to the faster continental style with the yarn on my left finger. I can't seem to keep any tension in the yarn no matter how I wrap it around my fingers. I can do a straight knit, but not purl, or anything else complicated. As soon as I start to lose tension it all falls apart. Any advice?
I knit continental. I loop the yarn around my pinkie, over my ring finger, under my middle finger, and over my first finger, and I keep the tension very well. It will take practice. I learned to knit by throwing when I was a child, but, as an adult, I taught myself to crochet, where you hold the yarn in your left hand (since I'm right handed), so when I started to relearn knitting, I had to learn continental.
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