My mom was curious about how I knit and I’m never one to disappoint.
How do you knit?
I knit in the same way you do. I think I’m pretty unusual in the UK. I did a whole post about it with links to various tutorials about knitting styles and why I chose to knit in the way I do. Here’s the link to the post if you are interested. http://www.stitchedtogether.co.uk/2012/11/continental-and-combination-or-combined.html
Thanks for the link!
This is the way I knit too and I guess it is my mother who taught me that. I’m living in Sweden but I have seen people knitting in different ways even here.
I found your blog last week, and I like it
I knit the same as you, but my purls are reversed, more or less. It is interesting to see all the different styles!
It really is!
I think what you do is combined, right? I do that about 90% of the time, and the rest I go continental. I’m more likely to do the latter if I knit lacey stuff because I always untwist stitches before doing decreases (even though I know how to do them with twisted stitches), but generally I am a combined knitting sort of girl. I learned in second grade, and never really unlearned it, which is why when I took up knitting again as a twenty-ish year old, that’s where I ended up. Everyone else (I was in the US at the time) seemed to do English, so I was the ‘weird’ one.
I do get a strange sort of satisfaction from doing English AND continental when I do colour work, though. One colour in each hand just makes me feel so fancy.
(I also want a knit blog now. I haven’t had one in way too long.)
I knit continental style except that my purls are reversed from the way you do them. I originally learned the English way from a book. Then I watched an Elizabeth Zimmermann DVD where she held the yarn in her left hand and I switched.
I don’t always do colorwork, but when I do I hold both yarns in my left hand.
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