Continental & English Knitting
Maggie asks: "What is the difference between Continental and English knitting?"
The difference between knitting Continental and English style is the way you hold your yarn. English knitters "throw," and Continental knitters "pick." Continental knitters use the left hand for carrying and tensioning the working yarn, and this method is considered to be faster and more efficient than the English method. Some believe that each method produces a slightly different-shaped stitch. For more information on how to work either of these methods, check out these informative tutorials for the Continental and English knitting methods. -- Editor
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