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Old 11-26-2008, 11:49 PM   #21
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Yep, when you wrap the yarn over the needle to the back (instead of under and to the front) it makes the stitches tighter on the next row. Good for you for not giving up and sticking with it. Once you've done something a bit it does go better and gets easier. I like the idea of the knitting fairy... we all need one to help us sometimes.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:10 AM   #22
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I have been told I have the paitence of a saint as I do not give up until forced to, someone usally takes it away. I keep plugging away until I get it right.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:02 AM   #23
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I got it all put back together . It really looks a lot better. The knit fairy was sitting on my shoulder keeping my train on the right track. It took a while but when learning slow is a good thing. I think I have the knit and purl down now. I don't think I have enough of this partial skein to make a full size scarf but I will make it as long as I can. Frogging was a very good thing tonight. If I had kept going I don't think I would have learned to do it correctly.
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Yay! Very good Andi.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:55 PM   #25
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Wow, that looks awesome, Andi! You have learned the basic stitches for knitting and can put them together!
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:20 PM   #26
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I am pretty happy about it. Just think, 2 weeks ago I could not even cast the stitches on the needle. We hare having Thanksgiving with my Mother and Daughter today. I will get to show off my new found skills. My mother wants me to teach her the long tail cast on. I might be able to teach my daughter how to do the ribbing but it will be a challenge, shes a righty. I am thinking of having her watch the videos just like I did.

This just goes to show, anyone can learn to knit, at any age. Learn from the mistakes and don't let them get you down. Keep plugging away until you get it mastered. It may not happen over night, but it will happen.
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Whether the yarn is held in the right hand or the left hand, the yarn is wrapped around the needle the same way. You just use different hand motions to do it, I think.
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Yep, Sue is right. The difference between english and continental is only which hand you hold the working yarn. You may pick up the yarn differently, but it's really only a method of knitting. If you need to show her the videos for english knitting.

True left handed knitting is when you completely reverse the way you hold the needles. The left needle would be the empty one and the right is the one with the stitches.
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