For eight years I have been a thrower. An English knitter, proud of my frequent movement and wrist soreness. Lately though the knitting battle wounds have been appearing far too often for my liking. I love to knit for hours on end while watching marathons of crappy TV but I can’t when my wrists are so sore that I can barely change the channel. So, since I have decided to dedicate my summer free time to the acquisition of new skills and crafts, I learned how to Continental knit and purl today as well as how to do the long tail cast-on. I feel accomplished and comfortable. My wrists are not aching and I am beginning to pick up some speed. I did have to attempt this technique about eight times before I got the right feel so I really haven’t made much quality progress. Here is my most even sample. I will continue with it this evening.
Here are the two most helpful videos that I found on my quest to learn something new in case you are interested in trying it out.
Which style of knitting do you prefer?