Greetings knitters & all!
I am returning to the German style (continental) knitting my grandmother taught me when I was eight (I am now 66). I have been able to work this technique, but because working on size 6 or larger needles felt like working with broomsticks (I am a shrimp
- 4'9" tall), I have generally used the English technique. Unfortunately, I find setting the needle into the loop for a knit stitch takes a lot of effort - as though the previous row of purl had been worked too tight (which it definitely was not). I have viewed the video on continental knitting and see exactly what I am doing, but the knit stitches look a lot easier! The yarn seems loose enough and travels well, but I sometimes really struggle to get the needle into the loop for a knit stitch. I do push the needle upward - but it sure is hard. Any suggestions? thanks much,