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Old 07-16-2007, 05:38 PM   #21
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I throw left-handed, even though I'm a righty.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:10 PM   #22
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I throw. I'm left handed but can't seem to do anything with it other than write. I learned to knit from books and it was/is much easier to just follow what I saw/see.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:38 PM   #23
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:19 PM   #24
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I am a thrower. I taught myself and that was what the book i picked up taught.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:27 PM   #25
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Well I just have my own style I throw with my left hand. So I do a cross between them both.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:27 PM   #26
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I'm a thrower. I've tried continental, but I just can't seem to get it. Then, one day, I decided to stop stressing over it, and just accept that I'm an English knitter....and it's ok.
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:40 AM   #27
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Picker. I was a crocheter first so picking came more naturally. I tried teaching my daughter to pick, but she isn't really getting it so I'm going to teach her to throw the next time she wants to try knitting.

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Old 07-17-2007, 09:16 AM   #28
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I like both methods. I was taught by my mom who threw but about 16 years ago my left pointer was slammed in a safe and I couldn't hold my needles so...I taught myself another method. It has come in handy for me though. I knit for fun and enjoy knowing various techniques.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:18 AM   #29
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I can now do both! I taught myself English but just recently learned Continental. I find that my hands don't get as sore using Continental, and I'd like to try fair isle sometime, which I've read is easier if you can knit Continental.

I'm teaching dd to knit, and she's a thrower. Whatever makes you happy is my motto!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:22 AM   #30
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I knit left handed so I throw.
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