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Old 08-04-2007, 06:02 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by EileenInWI View Post
I will keep working at it!

I forgot to ask - I have heard that since I know how to crochet I should learn continental knitting and not English knitting (never even heard of those terms before this week! LOL). I have no clue when I look at these other sites, or at books, which type of knitting they are teaching and I don't want to mix things up and make it harder on myself. What should I do? How do I know what method a website/book is teaching?
I think you should experiment with both methods and see which one you are most comfortable with. Just sit in front of Amy's videos with some practice yarn and see which method feels most comfortable to you. It seems to me that the most accepted method of teaching is English (holding the yarn in the right hand and wrapping it around the needle) as opposed to continental (holding the yarn in the left hand and scooping it up with your needle.)

I have been knitting continental since I was very young and only learned to knit English in the past few months. I can see how it may be easier for many beginners to learn English more easily than continental, however since you have been crocheting and are comfortable holding the yarn in your left hand, you might find that continental is easier for you. I don't assume that is a given. Like I said, try both ways and see which way feels better to you.

Hope this helps!

Susan
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