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Old 06-18-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Learn to Knit Continental KAL?
i'm determined to try continental knitting this summer. any1 want to join me? my "first" project will be this dishcloth.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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Oh boy...this really, really is tempting. Hmmm...will have to think on this one!!!
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:53 AM   #3
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Already a continental knitter, and I've knit bunches of those exact dishcloths. I wish you the best of luck as you try this out! I those hand-knit dishcloths.

Since I started knitting continental, my stitches are significantly more even, but I really should have stuck with English longer to get it looking better. I wish I could do both equally well so I could do two-handed Fair Isle.

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Old 06-19-2007, 11:02 AM   #4
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wouldn't you know it, that i was just telling someone that i need dishcloths. AND i 've always wanted to knit continental! so what better way to make dishcloths a little more interesting!

you'd think that since i'm an avid crocheter, it'd be easier for me to do, but it's not...just a new way of holding everything! it does look like it's a much faster way of knitting..

i'm in!
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:59 PM   #5
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figuring out how to hold the yarn was the trickiest part, i ended up holding it like i do when i crochet. i think i've alreadey got the knit stitch down ok, and my tension isn't bad at all! going reallly slow for now. once i pick up the speed a bit, i'll try purling!

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wouldn't you know it, that i was just telling someone that i need dishcloths. AND i 've always wanted to knit continental! so what better way to make dishcloths a little more interesting!

you'd think that since i'm an avid crocheter, it'd be easier for me to do, but it's not...just a new way of holding everything! it does look like it's a much faster way of knitting..

i'm in!
yes! i've got one recruit!:happydancing:

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Oh boy...this really, really is tempting. Hmmm...will have to think on this one!!!
you know you want to....
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:19 PM   #6
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Hi,
I have wanted to learn continental since day one.... I am knitting a really fugly scarf that tension mistakes won't show (and give me an excuse to work on it), so since reading this I have watched the cont. videos (several times), and have started doing the scarf project that way, to get comfortable.

I have some left over sugar & cream and think I would like to try this as well.

Also a crocheter, I think I will adapt to this faster than I adapted to holding the yarn in my right hand -- that was tough. Just gotta quit trying to use my left pointer finger to hold the needle... my finger is hurting, from using and holding muscles in a way I haven't in a while.... anyone else, or is it just me??
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:25 PM   #7
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Ummm, If I can help any of you out, let me know, and there are dozens of great Continental knitters here, and I'm sure that they would be glad to help you, should you need it!
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Sturday I took a class..Seems I to hald English, half Coninental.. how screwy is that pretty screwy there's a neat video on YouTube too!!!
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:50 PM   #10
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Ummm, If I can help any of you out, let me know, and there are dozens of great Continental knitters here, and I'm sure that they would be glad to help you, should you need it!
thanx! as a matter of fact, i tried purling just for the heck of it, and had and awful time.
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