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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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Jessllajesslla on May 28th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
There are almost as many different ways to hold your yarn as there are knitters! As long as you are getting the proper results while knitting it doesn't matter how you hold it.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/ has a wealth of video instruction for all sorts of knitting topics, including how to hold your yarn as you knit.

I found that I prefer to use the Continental method of knitting. My mother prefers the English method. The end result is always the same.

The more you practice the more even your stitches will become. It's always awkward at first, but keep at it. Practice does make perfect.
darkpixiefaerydarkpixiefaery on May 28th, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
I love that site! That's how I learned how to knit, plus a 1 -2 -3 Knitting book.