Is Continental knitting easier on hands?
This simple way of holding yarn also minimizes the need to flex fingers and helps control yarn tension without wrapping the yarn around fingers. That makes this method very gentle on our hands.
How do you hold yarn to knit faster?
Holding the Yarn and Needles English Style Holding the yarn in your right hand, pass it between the third finger and the pinky. Wind the yarn over the third finger, under the second finger and over the index finger. Winding the yarn around your fingers creates the tension that is necessary for producing even knitting.
Why is my continental knitting so tight?
Some people may knit tighter because they are working stitches on the wrong section of the needle. With Continental knitting, it is most efficient to keep the stitches close to the needle tips. Sometimes a simple change can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your knitting.
What is the fastest knitting method?
One of the fastest knitting styles is said to be lever knitting, a style used by production knitters. If you learn to knit this way, you can come up to speed quite a bit. But there are some other methods that are also fast and ergonomic to use.
What are the different styles of knitting?
In knitting, there are two basic styles of technique: the English method and the German or Continental method. The only real difference lies in how the yarn is held. With the English method, the working yarn is held in the right hand; with the Continental method, it is held in the left.