View Poll Results: How do you knit?
English Style (yarn in right hand) 30 50.85%
Continental Style (yarn in left hand) 23 38.98%
Both 6 10.17%
Neither/i'm not sure. 0 0%
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:47 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
That seems to be a common misconception. I know many crocheters who couldn't knit continental (including myself) so they knit english. I can now knit continental, but the stitches are looser and less even still so I do large projects in english.
My great niece started with crochet and knits English.
But then again I taught her English because that's how she crochets.
I'm going to remember to get a video of that one of these days.
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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I am a lefty. I crochet left-handed, but I knit right-handed (go figure). I was taught to knit in the English method. Haven't tried Continental yet, but will some day.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:45 PM   #13
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I know how to do both, but I hate knitting English. For me, it's slow, my hand gets sore too quickly, gauge is off, and I end up dropping the yarn too much.

So, I knit Continental. I do not hold my yarn how all the knitting books suggest, as that also leads to hand fatigue. I wrap the yarn around my middle finger and use my index finger and thumb to manipulate it. Little movements keep my knitting going fast :D
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