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September 17 2010

Continental Knitting: Learn to Knit Like the Pros

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Continental knitting is basically knitting in reverse. Watch the videos for step-by-step instructions.

Continental knitting is the process of knitting with the yarn in your left hand, as opposed to the right hand.

Because continental knitting cuts down on the actual number of hand motions you have to do it is often preferred by people who knit a lot or do so professionally. It is certainly more efficient, but fell out of favor during WW1 and WW2 since it was also knows as German knitting. (...)
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September 14 2010

Knitting Loom: Ancient Technology and a New World of Knitting

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Knitting looms can also be used to make anything you can find a pattern for.

It’s actually pretty amazing to take a look at all of the different ways people put strings together to make cloth. There are such a wide variety of different types of knitting looms and other techniques I can’t even begin to understand.

It is actually just a little mind-boggling to say the least. But even though there are million dollar machines that can make five bagillion socks an hour, and other machines that can produce oodles of cloth a minute, all of them are based on a few pretty simple principles and the old knitting loom is one of them. (...)
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