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Old 05-11-2006, 07:27 AM   #1
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How do you hold the needles?
I am having a very difficult time holding straight needles correctly. and I mean VERY difficult :D I ahve used the videos here to leart knit and purl but am really struggling with how to propperly hold the needles and get anything accomplished before my girls hit college - and they are 1 and 3!

Please help a knitting idiot
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:35 AM   #2
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I hold my needles so that my pinky and ring fingers kind of wrap around it and it goes straight across to my pointer with my thumb on the opposite side. I wish I was in the position to post a picture right now, but I'm sure someone will come up with something.
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:23 AM   #3
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It took me a while to get comfortable with them. It was pretty awkward at first, and my hands hurt. I just followed what the videos here showed and kept at it.

It also might help to experiment with different sizes. See if a pair of 15's are easier (or harder) to use than a pair of 8's.
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