A little more knitting

March 14, 2007 at 11:04 am | Posted in All Finished Crafts, Misc. | 1 Comment

In fact, the wrist warmers were all done 2 days ago. I was too lazy to take a picture, especially when I already have a picture of the first one. See? I did slow down in both crafting and blogging.

As I said, I tried continental style of knitting while I was making the second wrist warmer. However, I gave it up very soon due to the different tense of the stitches from the first wrist warmer. Altough it’s already mentioned in the video clip that continental stitches are looser, it would be hard to really get the idea until you actually tried it. Last nigth I knitted a small swatch which may give you a more explicit idea. I even knitted in my old way more loosely than usual, however it’s still more tense! In conclusion, it is absolutely not wise to mix two styles in the same project unless you are good at handle the tense. BTW: my old way of knitting was the same as most Chinese people, a little different from American way in terms of how the right hand hold a needle. It is still called “American way” in some books, as the acts of knit and purl are nevertheless the same. Knitting help has a great video collection of purling in various knitting styles.

At the end of this post, I would like to introduce Chubbey’s handsome boyfriend:

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  1. Wow, there really is a great difference! This explains why my gauges are always smaller than they should be. I’m still struggling with the continental way – it looked so easy in the video!

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