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Old 02-18-2013, 12:50 AM   #13
Becky Morgan
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With the long needle held under an arm, you don't have to be able to use that arm at all. I've also heard it called "shepherdess" knitting, because it allows for carrying stuff in the non-knitting hand. There are pins made for people using that style that add tension to the yarn for you. I've had some success with it myself when I was starting out (but settled on a Continental variant.)
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