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Old 05-04-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I don't know if this applies to English style, I knit Continental (no, it's not better, it works for me!) Wrapping the yarn backwards or opposite to the way that you normally do makes a twisted stitch which is tighter. You have to be aware of it and knit into the back loop when you come to it, but I used to do it a lot and sometimes do it now. Before I got better at the tension thing I even tried a smaller needle on the purl side of stockinette.
I actually unknowingly used the combined purl for a couple of years, before realizing I wasn't purling Continentaly lol.

I think it's just the fact that I'm so OCD about my knitting and crocheting, so if I see that the purl is even a little bit looser than my knits I automatically want to make them the same size as the knits. Hopefully with practice I'll get better at it!!
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