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Old 07-07-2005, 10:15 PM   #1
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Hand cramping with Continental knitting??
Is this normal? I'm an English knitter and I just decided to give C a try. Is it that I am just not used to it? Maybe tense because I am trying something new?

Anyone experience this?
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Old 07-07-2005, 10:24 PM   #2
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Re: Hand cramping with Continental knitting??
Originally Posted by snephenie
Is it that I am just not used to it? Maybe tense because I am trying something new?

Anyone experience this?
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:26 AM   #3
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When i first started contio, i didn't experience hand cramping so much as ARM cramping. Once I got the hang of knitting and started to relax, it went away. If it turns into numbness, though, I'd get it checked out.
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:23 AM   #4
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When I first started I learned the American throw way and my hands felt horrible.. About 2wks ago I decided to change to this and haven't had any problems and it actually goes faster and smoother for me... :D
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:03 AM   #5
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I LOVE English knitting but have finally learned to do Continental. I do a few rows Continental when I want to go really fast but it's just NOT RELAXING. I always revert back to English style because it is relaxing, and Continental/German just isn't. Well, that's the way it is for me!
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