Sunday, 22 February 2009

Continental Knitting



I am currently working on a beautiful, but simple hat for R. So I thought I would take this opportunity to try to master Continental Knitting.
Here is a YouTube video I am finding extremely helpful.

6 comments:

  1. I swapped to continental about 2 minths ago and now much prefer it because it is more like you hold yourwool for crochet. How are you finding it Lynn? it's faster once you get going I think.

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  2. I'm going to look at that later ... vvery hyper children atm *rolls eyes*

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  3. oops months I meant lol

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  4. Hi Dawny! I knit the whole hat contintental style, I found it quicker for alternating knit/purl for the ribbing. But, Im not sure yet. I have gone back to my usual method for a sock i was/am working on, as I dont want to change the tension. I am waiting for some yarn to arrive for a lace shawn I will be knitting, so will try it again then...hoping it will be better for the YO's etc. I dont crochet, so nothing to compare, but I have heard it is the best method for those who are from the dark side (just joking!!!!!!!)

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  5. lol about the crochet being from the dark side - that'll be me then .
    the tension on continental knitting took me a while , but now i find it far easier. It's nice to learn something new too. :-)

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  6. yes, I enjoy the challenge to learning a new thing. I also helps to keep me humble when the kids are not 'getting' something I am trying to help them to learn.

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Lovely to hear from you :)