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18/30 Do you knit English or Continental?

30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 18: Do you knit English or Continental?

Yes. (Be kind; these are my first-ever videos of me knitting. I need a better set-up if I decide to do this on the regular.)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZagVwmXxykY&w=560&h=315]

And backwards too:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T745yNymIZA&w=560&h=315]


7 responses to “18/30 Do you knit English or Continental?”

  1. PaperPuff Avatar

    The backwards knitting still fries my brain! I might try the continental style though as it looks a bit more efficient possibly. I actually didn’t think I let go of the needle to wrap the yarn around so had to go knit a row to check, and of course I do let go.

    1. I’ve tried not letting go of the needle when I knit English – I’ve seen people do it – but my fingers won’t cooperate. I feel like they should be able to stretch to get the yarn around the needle & they just aren’t built that way.

      1. PaperPuff Avatar

        I’ve got no chance I don’t think – my hands are laughably (apparently!) small!

  2. I do both in knit stitches, but when I purl I choose to use the Norwegian purl or English.

    1. I tried Norwegian purl a long time ago and couldn’t get the hang of it, but there are tons of youtube videos so I think I’ll have to try it again. It’s fun to learn new techniques!

      1. Yes, it took a few videos to get me through it. After practicing for a few rows I finally got it…lol.

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