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Old 05-26-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Combination knitting
Are any combo knitters out there?
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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Do you mean Continental and English?



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Old 05-26-2007, 08:20 PM   #4
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No, it's Continental and Eastern method combined - http://www.anniemodesitt.com/
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Old 05-26-2007, 08:32 PM   #5
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AMy has a vid here in the knit stitch page and purl stitch page. I've tried it, but dont know if i want to do it all the way yet...
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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I used to knit combination but have since switched to continental. I think there are patterns with twisted stitches that don't come out right if you knit combination.

I always wondered about those knitting directions that specified KBL when I always knitted through the back of the loop!

I didn't know that combination knitting was an actual "thing" and thought I was doing it wrong for the longest time. It wasn't until after I switched that I found out it was an acceptable way to knit.
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:48 PM   #7
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I'm a combo knitter - I have been knitting this way for over 35 years and I doubt I will ever change. I always adjust a pattern if I need to so for instance I am knitting a clapotis. It calls for a knit through the back loop - so I just knit through the front loop when I see that.
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Originally Posted by Sanibelle View Post
I'm a combo knitter - I have been knitting this way for over 35 years and I doubt I will ever change. I always adjust a pattern if I need to so for instance I am knitting a clapotis. It calls for a knit through the back loop - so I just knit through the front loop when I see that.
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Who taught you to knit and where were they from? My grandmother taught my mother and aunt to combination knit. She was from Russia. I have always wondered if the method you used to knit is a regional thing.

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Old 05-27-2007, 09:43 AM   #9
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Sanibelle,

Who taught you to knit and where were they from? My grandmother taught my mother and aunt to combination knit. She was from Russia. I have always wondered if the method you used to knit is a regional thing.

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Susan -
My grandmother also taught me. She was born in the US but her mother was born in Russia. I agree with you that it is a regional thing. The town she was from was right on the Russian/Poland border but I do not think the town exists any longer.
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:58 AM   #10
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Combination knitter here, all the way. I hold the yarn the typical Continental way and do almost all my knitting combination style. The purl is sooooo much easier/smoother for me this way and my stockinette comes out beautifully. No rowing out or uneveness.

When I'm following a pattern I just adjust stitches like someone else mentioned...like it the pattern says "k tbl" I'll knit it through the front. It's really helped me learn to read my knitting because I pay attention to how a stitch is sitting and how it should sit when I'm finished with it so I can adjust increases/decreases, etc etc.

If I can't figure out how to alter a stitch in my head for combination style, I just reposition that stitch to continental/english orientation when I get to it and knit as written in the pattern.

I was quite happy when I discovered it
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