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Old 02-17-2013, 11:11 PM   #11
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I really like the Foxy Mittlets for Mama Foxes. I have yarn for doing the double knit heart hot pad pattern here. Now I just have to get motivated to learn something new. Thanks for the links!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I really like the Foxy Mittlets for Mama Foxes. I have yarn for doing the double knit heart hot pad pattern here. Now I just have to get motivated to learn something new. Thanks for the links!
You're welcome!
I like them too, but I might add a thumb which will also give me the extra space for another row of cute foxes.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:23 PM   #13
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Here's a link to my ancient blog where I wrote down what I did. I just updated the info so it should be correct.

http://knittingandmore.blogspot.com/
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:10 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Here's a link to my ancient blog where I wrote down what I did. I just updated the info so it should be correct.

http://knittingandmore.blogspot.com/
Cool blog!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #15
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Thanks all!

I tried the Norwegian Purl and it seems to have tightened my stitches.

My tenstion is still inconsistent but hopefully that will come with practice.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by cawhouston View Post
Thanks all!

I tried the Norwegian Purl and it seems to have tightened my stitches.

My tenstion is still inconsistent but hopefully that will come with practice.
Good! I'm glad it helped you. Yes, practice is an essential part of consistent tension. It really will get easier.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:30 AM   #17
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I also had this problem after I switched to continental style. But this video by Cat Bordhi really helped me a lot. She's so comprehensive in her deconstruction of exactly why the tension is off and how you can fix it. The technique she is using is called Norwegian purl by some people. This is a video that demonstrates very clearly how to do this by someone who was taught by a Danish knitter. That's the video that finally helped me nail it, but I still think the Cat Bordhi is necessary to watch first because of her great explanation.
Also, Norwegian purl has the added benefit of greatly speeding up your ribbing and anything like seed stitch that requires a lot of switching between knit and purl because you keep the yarn at the back of the needle for both! It's very efficient in those cases.
Here is a small seed stitch project you could try in order to test it out. Happy knitting!
No!!! Not the dreaded "Knitter's Shame". I had to laugh when I heard this; thank you for sharing these links. Along with many others, I learned to knit continental, and also had trouble with my purls. I developed a technique for tightening up my purls, and until viewing these videos, especially the second, I was unaware that I was doing the NP. It's good to know.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:36 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
No!!! Not the dreaded "Knitter's Shame". I had to laugh when I heard this; thank you for sharing these links. Along with many others, I learned to knit continental, and also had trouble with my purls. I developed a technique for tightening up my purls, and until viewing these videos, especially the second, I was unaware that I was doing the NP. It's good to know.

Isn't it nice to know what we're doing is a "real" or "right" way to knit? I was trying to knit Continental before I knew it was a "real, legitimate" way to knit. LOL
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