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Are you a "picker"?
Dec 21, 2012, 02:04 PMCA Lori
Are you a "picker"?
I've never heard the term before going online today. If you use the continental method of knitting, you're called a picker.
Just curious about how popular it is in America to use the continental stitch in knitting. I've watched a couple of videos and am going to try to master it. I'm sure it's a lot faster than the way I was taught to knit, holding the yarn in the right hand. FYI, the yarn is held in the left hand when you do the continental method. There's a lot less wasted motion!
Dec 21, 2012, 04:01 PMjacky
Iwas taught continental and cannot do it the other way !!!!!! and yes it's faster.PS why picker????
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Dec 24, 2012, 02:00 PMSteeler fan
I taught myself to knit "normally" from a book and naturally gravitated to Continental because
it was so much easier.
As a child my mom taught me to crochet, I think
that is why the Continental knitting was so easy
to morph into.
It is quicker, with no wasted motion.
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Dec 25, 2012, 05:06 PMmaryim
I learned crochet before knitting. Continental was just a progression from crochet. It is so much more motion efficient.
Mar 04, 2013, 09:53 PMNYlady
I was sent for knitting lessons when I was 5. Learned the Continental method from an old German lady. When my Irish neighbor saw it, she told me it was wrong. We had a lot of lively discussions about it. I still knit this way.. it's really faster.
Mar 05, 2013, 10:47 PMfrancescamoratta
I've always heard it called pick stitching and I learned it from someone who is left handed. I'm right handed but it seems very natural to me and it is so much faster. If you do both styles, have you found your stitch gauge different from one style to the other?
May 21, 2013, 11:36 PMindycatCarol
I am also a Continental knitter. Learned from a book when we were small. Found out years later that was the way our Grandmother in WI knit.