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Old March 3rd 09, 06:20 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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OHHHH you make me Blush .. thank you Dennis,,
mirjam
ps over the many years i taught many knitters how to knit and i always
felt that after they learned from me they should take a second teacher
and learn other methods , So they can find the one that suits them...

By the way today i have to think of an interesting `problem`. I knit a
sweater for my son [ as usual no seams , and i hope i can work out how
to knit the sleeves with a middle part in another color ,, and keep it
in the No Seam in the round method ,,,, Best solution would be to knit
it Stripe, ]color a] change to colr B knit the round come to color A
[stripe] join the last st. to this turn and purl back the color B
round but + the color A stripe , but i fear the turn around point
won`t be very elegant looking , thus i am going to try and make a
sample with that idea in mind !!!! see what happens .... ???
mirjam
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Old March 3rd 09, 06:03 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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Default Continental Style knitting

On Mar 2, 11:29*am, Olwyn Mary wrote:
Linda D. wrote:
When I discovered circular needles, I had to switch to Continental
stitch, but as I am holding both needles then, I am not nearly so fast.
* However, if I am knitting on a plane where I don't want to jab my
seatmate with the needles, Continental style is necessary! *Also, it is
amazing how many stitches you can cram onto a 14" straight - I once knit
a triangular shawl on them - but for some very wide projects, long circs
are just more convenient.


Olwyn Mary in New Orleans


Why did you feel the need to switch to the Continental Style of
knitting when you work with circular needles?


99% of the time I use circular needles and always knit English Style.
I'm just not sure why you would need to switch styles.


take care, *Linda D. in B.C., Canada


As I mentioned, when I knit English syle I do it with the right hand
needle tucked firmly under my arm. *It is not possible to do this with
circs, so I found it easier just to switch to Continental style than to
try to retrain my fingers to hold the needle as well as manipulating the
yarn. *After all, in crochet I hold the yarn in my left hand. *Note, I
have not yet tried to do two-color work in circs, that would be a major
challenge, as I, too, keep a yarn in each hand in two-color work on
straights.

Olwyn Mary in New Orleans


Ah, I see, I have a friend who knits the same way as you do, she's
also English. When I mentioned that I now knit socks, she said she
has never done them because she would have to change the way she knits
and doesn't want to change. Good for you for learning a new method to
knit the things you want to knit.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm taking a class in two hand
colourwork at the end of the month. It should be interesting to see
if I can manage on circulars.

take care, Linda D. in B.C., Canada
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Old March 4th 09, 07:09 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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Please let us know Mirjam. *U can make joining the color almost
invisible if you do it like knitting. *It is called the joggles stripe
or joggles join. *Just do a search. *Emails me if you can not find it..

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Thank you Dennis i know of many ways to join colors , but my first
priority is knitting it in the Round no seam!!!! And even though i
knit 2 seprate round sleeves i still like them to go in the same
tempo .
Until a Month + ago i just had 2 sets of DPS and knitted each sleeve
for 10 rounds than moved to the other ,,, Now i have aquired the
system of knitting them on 2 long circulars, each of them having 1/2
of each sleeve .....I am not sure that knitting back and forth as well
as keeping the 2 sleeves on the 2 Long circulars will come out nice or
will cause confusion .
It is true that i am not in any Marathon , but i am not the fastest
knitter in the world and i would like the sweater finnished this
winter!!!
by the way it is a ARAN pattern [ But no cables ] in it`s general
ides.
I strated with the neck band , knitted 2 shoulder panels , than i made
stitches on the panel + Neck band+ Panel ,,,, on both sides and now i
knit both sides [on same circular + 2 different wool balls ,, till the
armpits , where i will add the underarm stitches and than i can knit
the body to wanted lenght.
Than i will collect the Shoulder band st, add st, on theside of the
panels , add st on the `under armholes` st... and knit the sleeves
downwards ,,
I made the Neck band + the shoulder band from another color that the
main body ,,,
Thus one of the idea was to make the shoulder band =Diferent color all
along the sleeve ,,,but than maybe it would be better to knit the
sleeves length wise ,, [ which i did in another one ] ,,,,, No i
still have to think about it !!!!
mirjam
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Old March 4th 09, 07:11 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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On Mar 3, 7:03*pm, "Linda D." wrote:
On Mar 2, 11:29*am, Olwyn Mary wrote:





Linda D. wrote:
When I discovered circular needles, I had to switch to Continental
stitch, but as I am holding both needles then, I am not nearly so fast.

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Old March 4th 09, 06:16 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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On Mar 3, 10:11*pm, wrote:
On Mar 3, 7:03*pm, "Linda D." wrote:



On Mar 2, 11:29*am, Olwyn Mary wrote:


Linda D. wrote:
When I discovered circular needles, I had to switch to Continental
stitch, but as I am holding both needles then, I am not nearly so fast.
* However, if I am knitting on a plane where I don't want to jab my
seatmate with the needles, Continental style is necessary! *Also, it is
amazing how many stitches you can cram onto a 14" straight - I once knit
a triangular shawl on them - but for some very wide projects, long circs
are just more convenient.


Olwyn Mary in New Orleans


Why did you feel the need to switch to the Continental Style of
knitting when you work with circular needles?


99% of the time I use circular needles and always knit English Style.
I'm just not sure why you would need to switch styles.


take care, *Linda D. in B.C., Canada


As I mentioned, when I knit English syle I do it with the right hand
needle tucked firmly under my arm. *It is not possible to do this with
circs, so I found it easier just to switch to Continental style than to
try to retrain my fingers to hold the needle as well as manipulating the
yarn. *After all, in crochet I hold the yarn in my left hand. *Note, I
have not yet tried to do two-color work in circs, that would be a major
challenge, as I, too, keep a yarn in each hand in two-color work on
straights.


Olwyn Mary in New Orleans


Ah, I see, I have a friend who knits the same way as you do, she's
also English. *When I mentioned that I now knit socks, she said she
has never done them because she would have to change the way she knits
and doesn't want to change. *Good for you for learning a new method to
knit the things you want to knit.


As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm taking a class in two hand
colourwork at the end of the month. *It should be interesting to see
if I can manage on circulars.


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Linda i knitted Socks mittens etcwith the Throw method , so did my
mother ,,, i don`t think the the Method you kniot with should be
changed for the article you want to knit , this is the first time i
ever read/heard such an idea .
mirjam


Nor do I Mirjam, and I don't, I knit English style and can use any
kind of needles. I knit sweaters, socks, mittens, hats, etc., etc.

But, Olywn Mary and a friend of mine use the English method of
knitting, plus they tuck one needle under their arm. There is no way
you can knit with circular needles or double pointed needles knitting
that way. Olwyn Mary changed to the continental style of knitting, so
that she can knit with circulars or double pointed needles. My friend
chooses not to change, so does not knit with circulars or double
pointed needles. She's an excellent knitter, but won't change her way
of doing things...she's in her 80's now, so I figure she's earned the
right to do whatever she wants Mind you, I think most of us
decided we can do whatever we want around the age of 40 or before

take care, Linda D. in B.C., Canada
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Old March 6th 09, 03:29 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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I knit very much faster in English style, but then, that's how I was
taught as a little girl in England.


I knit very fast using Continental and English style slows me down to a
crawl. I think it's all in the way you learned as a kid.


Hi!
I use Continental style only...and I must admit...I just could not handle
the English method, even I have seen it. It seems to be so complicated. As
you said, it is in the way you learned as a kid. The Continental way is...my
way..so I can relate to your situation.
Best: Pirjo

 




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