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Old 03-22-2010, 07:36 PM   #1
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Does it make a difference which way the yarn is wrapped around the needle when using the English style? Counter clockwise or just clockwise
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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Actually it's counter clockwise, I think, clockwise gives you twisted stitches, not sure though.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:05 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by chrispie View Post
Does it make a difference which way the yarn is wrapped around the needle when using the English style? Counter clockwise or just clockwise

Depends which way you look at the needle, and that's why the clockwise/c clockwise question confuses me. You wrap the same way as you do in continental - with the yarn in back bring it under, to the front and over the needle to the back again.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:07 PM   #4
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Sue is right about which way you view the needle.

It does matter if you don't want twisted stitches. There is a method called combined knitting that twists on one side and untwists on the other. I recommend learning the traditional way so you won't have untwist stitches for increases and decreases, etc. There is a video here for both english and continental in the video section.
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