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Old 04-22-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Hazel Tindall, knitting away. It blows my mind how fast she is.

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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That is amazing. She is an English knitter too and people say that continental knitting is faster
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:52 AM   #3
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That is amazing. She is an English knitter too and people say that continental knitting is faster
Exactly. There is no one best way, it's what works best for you.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:04 AM   #4
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I am an English knitter but I am slow. I have tried continental and I just can't seem to get the hang of it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #5
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Watch closely around the 55-60sec mark.

Her right hand stays put, with her finger just flicking the yarn around the needle. This is much closer to continental-style knitting than your usual English-style knitting (dropping and picking up the yarn each stitch). It's also like the underside of a sewing machine.
Her left hand moves up and down, allowing her right needle to move in/out of the working stitch while staying put (so she can flick the yarn). In essence, her left hand is like a sewing machine needle going up/down.

It's very mechanical and very efficient.

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Old 04-23-2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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I can "watch closely," but I'm not so sure I can watch quickly enough to see what she's doing.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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Watch her in slo-mo, sort of. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA0nTh3dqGw
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:17 PM   #8
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Also, there's no wrist-twist-and-yank to it, so I doubt she's straining her hands much and the load is fairly even on both sides. It looks like a thoroughly sane way to knit.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter View Post
Watch closely.

Her right hand stays put, with her finger just flicking the yarn around the needle. This is much closer to continental-style knitting than your usual English-style knitting (dropping and picking up the yarn each stitch). It's also like the underside of a sewing machine.
Her left hand moves up and down, allowing her right needle to move in/out of the working stitch while staying put (so she can flick the yarn). In essence, her left hand is like a sewing machine needle going up/down.

It's very mechanical and very efficient.
Oh im going to have to see how she does it then cos Id like my hand to stay put. lpl. Will have to have a looksie when I get in. cant view it on the mobile
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #10
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I am an English knitter but I am slow. I have tried continental and I just can't seem to get the hang of it.
Dont worry Heather nor can I.its all too fiddly for me
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