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28 May 2010 @ 01:22 pm
How to hold your yarn .....  
Hi Everyone,
I have another question if you have time to respond. I signed up in my local knit shop for a lesson and the teacher told me that I should learn to hold my yarn at the top of my needles with my two fingers (thumb and index)holding the yarn as I knit.(Im right handed) She said this gives my work a more uniform look and I will have more control of my yarn. Im practicing, but I was just wondering if this is what most knitters do, or do you just do what is comfortable and be sure to pull some to make your stitches a bit tighter?
Just curious here what others do?
Smiles,
Dotty
 
 
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Regan: iKnitpallid_regina on May 28th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
You definitely need to learn SOME sort of method to hold your yarn as you knit so you can help support your tension, but I don't know if there's really a right or wrong way, per se, just a way that works best for you.

I loop mine around my around my 4th finger on my right hand. It's just what feels "right" to me.
dakini_grldakini_grl on May 29th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Me too, and then I run the yarn on top of my fingers to the needles. It is easy to use my index finger as a guide, and is faster than dropping and picking up the yarn every stitch.

Here's some nice video from knittinghelp.com on different holds:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knit-stitch