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Wed Apr 4, 2012, 04:20 PM

25. I switched and never looked back

I learned how to knit out of one of those silly Red Heart pamphlets and they favored English style. With two sweaters under my belt (and on my back at the time, Boston is cold), I tried a colorwork sampler and the instructions suggested carrying the dominant color in my right hand and the two colorwork colors in my left. I just found out picking was a lot more efficient for me than throwing had been and that was it, I never knit English style again.

Continental knitting only feels clumsy for the first project, then it becomes second nature. While I know English knitters who are every bit as fast as Continental knitters, I am not as fast when I do English style.

ETA: I find that one loop around the index finger allows me to do all but the tightest tensions. I just raise and lower the finger to increase or decrease tension as I knit along the row.

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