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Old 10-03-2005, 07:48 AM   #1
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Continental v. American Method
Hi, I usually knit continental and I'm practicing american because I'm teaching children so I want to teach them the more comman method. My question is, do I have to stay with one method while I am knitting a project? I am making a multi colored scarf and I started with continetal and switched to american and I am noticing different color patterns in the scarf. Just wondering if I can switch during a project or if I have to stay the same until the scarf is complete.

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Old 10-03-2005, 07:53 AM   #2
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I only knit using my right hand (American, English--whatever you want to call it). I would think that switching would affect your gauge if nothing else.
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I've seen books show folks using two colors with both hands. Continental in the left hand holding one color and holding another color in the right doing English/throw/american whatever.
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Oops I also meant to say, make a swatch using whatever method first and make sure your gauge is even (if you need gauge to be even) so you can practice
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