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Old 01-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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the fastest knitters?
I'm just curious, who are some of the fastest well-known knitters? I would love to watch them on YouTube! I watch Knitting Daily sometimes and am in awe of Eunny just chuggin' along. Amazing! I'm sure many of you are smokin', too.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #2
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Just search youtube for 'fastest knitter' and they should come up. There's a few.
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I love it when Eunny Jang knits quickly to get to the end of the row. Lily Chin also speeds along.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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The fastest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&f...&v=S2E-IDIAGGo
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The fastest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&f...&v=S2E-IDIAGGo
Every time I see that video, my jaw drops!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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Wow to that youtube clip!
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:47 PM   #7
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What "tips" are on this video? It didn't have any sound, Tegels didn't say anything--her lips didn't move. There is no slowdown, "here's what to do" demo.

"Sharing tips," my hind foot.

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Old 02-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #8
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The youtube videos of fastish knitting that I am always fascinated to watch are those that demonstrate knitting methods that I don't usually see or read about.

I hope to try them sometime even if they don't end up increasing my speed because I think that if I could get the hang of it I could switch back and forth between my usual continental and something else if my hands get tired or something.

Here are a few I find myself looking up from time to time to gawk:
I have only tried the around the neck alternative, but did not master it enough to pick up speed, though on a purl row I could do it as fast as my normal continental speed.

Watching speedy knitters though reminds me that I am new enough to knitting that it is my brain that needs to speed up and not my fingers. I can type at 60+wpm so I know my fingers work, but I still have to pay attention to any stitch pattern that is more complicated than stockinette. Even when knitting 1x1 rib I find I have to tink a bit here and there if I let my mind wander. I know that will improve with more practice.
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What's the hurry? Knitting is something which should be enjoyed, savored. Would you gulp down a chocolate bar?
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Some people get frustrated by not getting even a small item done in less than a few weeks. They may also find another method that works more efficiently for them.
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