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Sun Jan 8, 2012, 10:07 PM

4. english knitter here

since 1965. m-grandma taught me and she knit english, and just the basics at that. she enjoyed crocheting more. my p-grandma also knit and crocheted (beautifully), but she lived 2 states away and i never saw her actually knit, just saw the results.

and yes, i have also tried to make the switch to continental, but have been unable to get it to work for me. the knit part is fine, but purling....ugh! also, i can't seem to be able to get the tension right with continental. i knit very loosely continental, but english is tight. however, when i do two-handed colorwork, my left hand is continental, and right english. it feels natural.

i think the answer is just lots.of.practice.

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