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Old 04-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Lizars1735 View Post
I started out with English and switched to Continental and I knit more loosely in continental. When I tried color work with both hands, the stitches I knit English were might tighter.
In my attempts at colorwork, I have looser stitches in English. Same thing, just reversed. My best guess is that whicever way someone is more comfortable with will be the way that's a bit tighter and more consistent. The book referenced in the Wiki is copyrighted 1938. There are probably a lot more people who knit both ways these days and, not having read it, I can't be sure the reference was based on a significant number of knitters.
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