Re: OT: Anyone Knit?
- From: "Doug&Michelle" <dnmgiordano@sasktelnet>
- Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:06:44 -0600
> One of the most comprehensive books on knitting is Mary Thomas's
> Knitting Book. You can get it from Dover Books. My guess without trying
> it on the needles is that you are getting a crossed knitting stitch.
> There are different schools of knitting, mainly divided into the
> English and Continental styles. These are explained very well in the
> Thomas book with clear illustrations. (I love that book. Can you tell?)
> Some people will tell you one or the other is just wrong. If it works for
> you and you like it, go for it. The only caution may be that it will
> change the appearance of fancy stitches if you use a non-standard method
> of knitting. Once you get into cables and the like, if you are knitting
> differently that the pattern expects you to be knitting, the results may
> differ from the standard.
> I find smaller or at least medium-sized needles easier to use than the
> bigger needles. Now, 000 needles get a bit challenging. I knitted one
> beaded purse on them. I've meant to go back and do more but.....
> Have fun with your knitting. It sounds as if you are picking it up
> Marilyn in MN
I looked at the crossed knitting stitch, but its not that, it looks just
like regular knitting. I must be backwards.......... I am amazed at how
long it takes to make something. For some reason I thought it would be
faster than crochet (not so great at that either lol!)
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