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Old 08-15-2005, 06:40 PM   #1
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im trying to learn different knitting methods can anybody direct me to a site that could teach me how to knit by holding my needles like pencils?
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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I've never heard of holding needles like pencils to knit. There are videos here; only way I know to hold needles!
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Old 08-15-2005, 06:56 PM   #3
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I have a friend who knits that way. She learned to knit in Northern Ireland. I have never seen anyone else knit like this, nor have I ever seen a web site or a book with this method.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:20 PM   #4
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I think someone was talking about Russell Crowe knitting that way. Maybe you could do a search for him and see if he talks about that method or gives it's name.
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Here's one that says to hold them like a pencil.

And this is the "Lever Method".
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Before I found Amy's site, while looking for direction on continental style knitting, I found something called "knitting pretty." From the description, that system (for sale) teaches a knitting method like you are describing.

Is there a special reason that you want to learn to knit that way?

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:23 AM   #7
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I love the way the author in Sil's first link says "All knitters hold the needles the same way." NO THEY DONT!

The President of my organization is a 78 YO British Lady. She and I flew on a business trip together & it PAINED her to watch the way I held my needles. She holds hers (at least the right one) like a pencil. She made me try it....my hands would NOT stay that way. It was like I had no control over my hands.
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:26 AM   #8
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I'm not sure what episode this was on but a guest on knitty gritty held her needles different than I had ever seen it looked really elegant the way she did it.. I tried to do it didn't work this cont. knitter couldn't switch back to get what she was doing!!
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:26 AM   #9
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i was just thinking the same thing...i am pretty sure the lady who taught me to knit did NOT teach me to hold the needles the way i do...lol
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Old 08-16-2005, 10:34 AM   #10
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Well, most of the 70+ YO British ladies I have ever met seem to believe there is a "proper" way of doing things.
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