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Old 02-02-2011, 02:30 AM   #31
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It is a form of continental, Gurmperina knits this way and calls it 'Combined' and Modeknit does a version, as well, that she also calls 'combined, but they are each slightly different. I do the Gurmperina version. She also has really good videos. There are maybe 8 or 10 ways to knit, even backwards..... ;-)

Adding video link for Grumperina's way of knitting....
http://www.grumperina.com/videos.htm

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Old 02-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #32
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Continental isn't just holding the yarn in the L hand. It and english style are called 'western' knitting because the sts are formed so the front leg is closest to the tip of the needle. Russian and combined are 'eastern' knitting because the purls are wrapped 'backwards' or scooped and the back leg is closest to the tip of the needle, so you have to knit into that leg to keep from twisting the sts. If you don't and knit into the front leg, it's called Eastern crossed because the sts are twisted. There's other markers that differentiate them too, but you can read about that on Annie Modesitt's site or the link to Grumperina's.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:16 PM   #33
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Wow, you're good!

I'm going to practice from Jan's video of Kelly (and the dog). I've done Western for years, and the Russian will just confuse me.

Ice here in NY last night, Suzee. And I hear you had 14" of snow there, most unusual for OK. :( Did you lose power?

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Old 02-02-2011, 06:13 PM   #34
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You've got me confused with another suzee, I'm in Wyoming. We got down to -20 this morning and yesterday morning, no snow. The most we got at any one time was 7-10" New Years Eve; otherwise we only get 2-4" at a time. I'm in the dry part of the state where storms seem to go either to the north or south of us.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:42 PM   #35
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Just checked back in this thread. That was Crazyknitter, not you. Sorry.
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Hi! Yeah I'm crazykntter, aka Jen. I think we got over a foot, but I'm not entirely sure. We haven't lost power, thankfully. We've, obviously, been stuck in the house for the past few days lol. Which is fine by me, because I've been working on my first sock, and playing on the computer.
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