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Old 03-27-2006, 01:28 AM   #1
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Continental vs English
I learned to knit English style. I'm trying to teach myself Continental, only because it seems like it might be easier. But when I try to purl continental, my stitches end up twisted. What's going on?
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Old 03-27-2006, 01:40 AM   #2
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Check which direction you are wrapping your yarn when you purl. Wrapping your yarn 'clockwise', if that makes sense, will give you a twisted stitch.
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I also wanted to direct you to Amy's videos on the purl stitch, in case you hadn't seen them yet. There is one of a single stitch, close up which is very clear. You will find them top of the page, here: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...iques/purl.php
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I knit continental, BUT, could never make a consistant size pearl stitch. I absolutly hated to pearl because it was not perfect, like my knit stitches. Then I watched Amy's video, the one Knitqueen mentioned, under Basic Tech. I fell in love with her way of doing it. I sat with my laptap watching it over and over, with needles in hand, mimicking every movement. I love to purl now and even just tonight finished my first sock. All because now my pearls are consistant and fast!
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