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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?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Robyn: cooksknithatmagickaldreamer on May 28th, 2010 10:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think I hold my yarn in any "proper" way, but I do what works for me, and I try to keep it looking uniform. The only places I've noticed that my stitches get loose are on the edges (and when I try to I-cord).

ETA: Er, having said that, the way I usually hold my yarn is English-style, with it held by my last two fingers, using my pointer finger (and thumb if needed) to guide it.

Edited at 2010-05-28 11:00 pm (UTC)