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Old 02-17-2013, 08:40 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I too knit Continental and it took a long time to get the purl stitches to be tensioned more like the knit stitches. What made the difference for me was wrapping the yarn once around my pinkie and then bringing it over the back of the rest of my fingers.
This is exactly how I hold my yarn. I double wrap sometimes when I knit with slippery yarns.
And you are right about that practice bit. I have lots of wash clothes from when I switched over to continental style. For me, they were the best, because I didn't mind as much when the tension was bad. I still had a usable object at the end.
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