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Old 07-17-2007, 09:25 AM   #31
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I throw. I kinda throw in a strange way and my yarn is wrapped twice round my index finger. It makes people gasp and wonder how on earth I get the tension right!

I'd like to try continental
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:58 AM   #32
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I throw too. I can knit continental, but only do it when I get tired of throwing or when I am doing fair isle. I just cannot for the life of me figure out how to purl continental. I really think I am just as fast at throwing as I am at picking. It just feels better to throw. Plus I don't really "throw" the yarn with a big motion, I just move the yarn around the right hand needle using my right index finger. It seems like it is minimal motion for my strongly right-handed tendancies.
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:44 PM   #33
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I'm a thrower. I'm trying to learn to pick because I have tendonitis in my right wrist and when it gets humid out (or the season's change or the weather changes), my wrist starts to ache, so I have to put the knitting down. I can do the knit stitch continental, but I still have a hard time trying hold onto the yarn in my left hand and maintain even tension. I've given up on trying to purl continental. I just can't get the hang of it at all.
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Old 07-17-2007, 06:54 PM   #34
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I pick now, but just learned this past year. Before that I threw for 4 years.
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