[LMB] OT: Re: Handedness (and a lot about knitting)
A.Hendon at BrooklynPublicLibrary.org
Fri Sep 23 16:27:19 BST 2011
> Harimad said: "In theory Continental should be more efficient
> because the yarn and needles both move less. In practice
> there doesn't seem to be a difference for an experienced knitter."
Rachel added; Really? Maybe I'm just really bad English style, but I
> imagine how it could be as fast as Continental. Even if I
> were really good at English, I'd still have to lift my index finger.
I knit English fast. I use small hand movements from long practice. I
tried learning Continental and though I can do it, it would take a lot
of practice for me to get fast with it. Also (and this happened to a
friend who only knits Continental now) the tension on Continental
knitting seems to be quite a bit looser - so much that I'd have to go
down a needle size to get the results I do now. Also my hands cramp
with Continental (could be because I'm not used to it and am gripping
too tightly.) And then there's purling...
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