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Response to beac (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2012, 05:05 AM

6. I knit in English and in German.

Germans hold the yarn in the left hand. It's much, much faster.

For the perl stitch, be sure to have the yarn wound around your little finger. If you don't do that, you have to stop and grab a new length of yarn.

I strongly recommend that knitters learn both ways to hold the yarn. I like to hold the yarn in my right hand when I do the first couple of rows and then I switch so that I hold the yarn in my left hand.

Holding the yarn in the right hand gives me a better view of my work and a little stronger hold. Holding my yarn in my left hand goes faster.

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