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What Style Do You Knit?

What Style Do You Knit?  

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  1. 1. What Style Do You Knit?

    • Continental
      85
    • Throw Over
      77
    • Other
      15


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I knit throw over style, but I wish I could do Continental. Faster knitting=more time for more projects!

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Throw over and being new to knitting the tension was an issue with me for knitting. I had to learn how to relax when knitting and not pull so tight...question, how do you keep your knitting from curling? Am I doing something wrong...?

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I'm a thrower (English style).

 

question, how do you keep your knitting from curling? Am I doing something wrong...?

 

If you are doing stockinette stitch (one row of knitting, one row of purling), the curling is natural and you are doing nothing wrong.

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Thank you DMCROCHETS..pphew I thought I was doing it wrong..I will keep at it, I kind of like the whole sticks thingy!

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I really need an "all of the above" but... primarily Combination. Then after that Continental and my least favorite, English.

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I'm a thrower too.

Try continental but I can knit okay, but when it comes to knit and purl the tension is way off.. :P

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I am a convert! I switched from throwing to continental. I hated knitting because throwing was so slow and awkward. Once I learned continental, I decided to get into knitting a little now too. It is much faster and less tight.

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I'm a continental knitter, which works for me because of the way I hold my crochet hook.

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I learned Continental first. I tried English style, couldn't do it, and had given up not knowing there was more than one way to do it. NOW I find out about combination! I'll give it a whirl. I've been watching videos over at knittinghelp.com but I guess I never scrolled down on the page enough to see directions for combination knitting. I'm pretty awkward and slow with knitting no matter how I do it. Crochet is my first love and anything crochet seems to come so much more easily to me.

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I mostly knit english style. I know how to knit continental and purl continental pic, but I honesty find english more comfortable. I think it's partly because my fingers are so short and I have to constantly move my left fingers with each stitch instead of just moving the needle with my right hand. I can't use any of those little finger guides either because of my small hands, so it's just a bit tough trying to pick up the yarn for each stitch!

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I learned the English method. Is that the same way as throw over?

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Me, I'm a throw over!

It seems the most natural to me.

 

 

That's me too. And they say if you are a CROCHETER first, that being a throw-over is the way to go. That's what I heard from a group of knitters at a knitting seminar at the library.

 

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I am left handed and was told that continental is better for lefties, nay, nay, for this lefty, I am the throw over...from way back..lol!

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I knit continental style. I had to re-learn how to knit since I learned it years ago and I've forgotten how to knit, but I still remember how to cast on. I've watched several YouTube videos and one of them said that if you're a crocheter, continental would be the best style. I haven't tried the English style yet.

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I'm a beginner knitter and I'm a thrower. The continental style reminds me of crochet without the hook.

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