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Old 05-20-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Different knitting method - Instructions online?
Hello.

I'm new here and need help!

I learned to knit with my aunt in a different way, with the yarn around the neck, and I can't seem to find and instructions online to this method of knitting. I learned a long time ago and forgot various parts of it.

Can you help me?

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P.S. - Sorry if there are any mistakes in the writing English is not my mother language.
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:48 PM   #2
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Hi, Ana, I wanted to welcome you to the forum; I don't know how to knit in the way that you mentioned, although I'm sure someone around here will have some info for you
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:54 PM   #3
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I found this tip on Andean knitting, I'll continue to look to see if I can find any other info
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Old 05-20-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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:D Okay, I looked around a bit more & found this video (scroll down to "The Wong Way of Handknitting" video) that is supposed to show you the Andean knitting style
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:55 PM   #5
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Hi Becka!

Thanks for you help.

It seems that Andrea Wong's mother learned from a Portuguese woman in Brazil. What can I say? Maybe it's more used here (Yes, I'm Portuguese too!).

The problem is that I don't have the correct terms to search the web with. :thinking: I'll keep searching.

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I found it under "Andean Knitting." There's this book that I found on Amazon, as well as this one, but it has patterns, but not instructions as to how the technique is done. I think that you will have the most luck with the video and book that I linked in the previous posts. I hope others will have more answers for you.
I bet that Meg Swansen @ info@schoolhousepress.com will be able to help you. She has a wealth of knowledge on knitting. You may also want to look @ her site, www.schoolhousepress.com Good Luck, please let us know what u find
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Hi,

Found this in my search. There are some pictures of how to knit and purl this way. The author, also portuguese, calls it "Portuguese purl".
So after that I found some links to forum discussions that have some information on the subject but no pictures or videos. :(
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Interesting method :thinking: It does look like continental style to me, however, with the twist of having the yarn around the neck.
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Hi Holly,

I do use the continental videos, although I have to make some changes because of the way the yarn is held.

For instances if I have to make a YO in the knit row I simply bring the yarn to the front and donít make a wrap around because that would make 2 YO. I always have to be careful with that because otherwise you end up with to many stitches.

I find the way I was taught more quick. Maybe that is because Iím not very good with the other ones!!
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Ana - Thanks for the explanation :D . I'm always interested in the different ways people knit. When I was taught it was continental style, but the lady referred to it as German style. I didn't even realize there were different styles until I got a book to refresh my skills and didn't understand any of the diagrams as they were all English method! Actually, that is how I ended up finding KH.com because I couldn't find a book with good continental diagrams.
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