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Old 03-15-2013, 09:17 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by sheldon View Post
Continental just makes more sense for me. It also analogous to how one holds the yarn in crochet. If I were to guess, I'd say crocheters are probably mostly continental knitters.

Amy likes to say that there is no right or wrong way when it comes to English vs. Continental. The right way is which ever way works for you. Previously, when I have knit I did do English, just because the mechanics made it easier to get the yarn through. But watching Amy speedily knitting continental and effortlessly switching between knit and purl stitches compelled me to learn continental.
Most right handed crocheters may be Continental knitters, but not sure about us lefties!! We learned to crochet left handed so hold the working yarn in our right hand. I haven't been able to convince my hands, nor my brain to try and switch!!
Congrats on your swift learning. Must be watching Amy all this time rubbed off on you.
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