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Old 10-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #11
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I like Continental...it's easy for me (the English method confuses me for some reason) and my mom is a Continental knitter, as was her Grandmother.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:28 PM   #12
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I like Continental...it's easy for me (the English method confuses me for some reason) and my mom is a Continental knitter, as was her Grandmother.
I'm the same way, I cannot grasp English unless I go really slow. I think it's because I started with crochet so holding the yarn in my left makes more sense.
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I remember hearing somewhere it's easier for Hookers (heh) to transition to knitting by starting with Continental/German knitting.
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:12 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by N0obKnitter View Post
I remember hearing somewhere it's easier for Hookers (heh) to transition to knitting by starting with Continental/German knitting.
Yeah, I've heard that, too. Didn't work for me. I taught myself last year, but couldn't get the hang of it when I started knitting.
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I admit it perplexes me when people say they can't figure it out...to me, it's simple and I'm pretty knitting-dumb etc.

But I suppose you English knitters must be all WTheck at us German knitters that can't throw.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:09 PM   #16
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But I suppose you English knitters must be all WTheck at us German knitters that can't throw.
Exactly.
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:05 PM   #17
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When I was taught how to knit it was assumed I would be better at Cont but I could NOT get the needle to catch the yarn and I was getting frustrated. My friend finally showed me English and that made sense to me. BUt then I also don't tension the yarn through my fingers like most. I only hold onto the yarn w/ my pinky. I need to take pic, for posting, after I'm used a natural handdyed that isn't completely colorfast. You can see exactly where the yarn is held.......
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:46 PM   #18
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My experience is the same as RuthieinMaryland's but I have to say everyone is different and what works best for one, doesn't work best for another.

When I taught my husband to knit I wanted to teach him Continental and he could do the knit st that way, but the purl he couldn't get so I switched him to English.

I have also tried Portuguese and love the purl done that way, but not the knit st. Try all styles and use them as best suits your needs and preference.
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