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Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:03 AM

Decided to try and learn to knit Continental. [View all]

I have been an "English" knitter since I learned at age 12 (once saw it described as "angry thrower" style-- LOL), but recently decided it might be time to acknowledge my aging fingers and learn the less strenuous Continental style. I am also getting into lace knitting and I think it will be easier when dealing with all the YOs and constant switches fron knit-to-pearl.

Thank goodness for YouTube. Much easier than hanging out at the yarn store all day to learn. And I found a great "alternate" Continental purling style called "Norwegian" where you don't have to bring the yarn to the front. Looks complicated at first, but I think it will be a great time-saver eventually:

[youtube] [/youtube]



Anyone else ever tried to switc their knitting style? Can my old brain learn new tricks??

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