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Day 18 of 30 Days of Knitting

Day 18:  Do you knit English or Continental?

Continental.  I chose to learn that method because I already knew how to crochet, so I was comfortable holding the yarn in my left hand.  I don’t think I’m a very fast knitter, so I’m sure my technique could be improved. 

I haven’t spent a lot of time purling, so far, but when I do purl I think I’m using the plain old Continental method for purling– but I’ve watched a few videos about “combined” knitting, and if I had to purl a ton, I might give that a try.  (So far, purling hasn’t seemed that bad to me– but that might change if I end up needing to purl long, uninterrupted rows.)

The crochet version of this question would probably be something about whether you hold your crochet hook like a pencil or a knife.

I am definitely a knife-style crocheter.  It never occurred to me to hold the hook any other way, and when I try to hold it like a pencil, now, it just feels wrong. (g)


I’m Michael (a female Michael, to remove any doubt).  I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast with my husband, Donald, and our crazy American Eskimo Dogs. 

I love to fill my spare time with various crafts and other hobbies, and this blog is where I share photos, record my progress, and ramble endlessly.

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