There are two things that interest me about this video:
First, as a continental knitter myself, I am very interested to see how to do a Norwegian Purl stitch. I'll probably never use it since I'm so used to purling the other way, but it's still nice to see a new technique.
Second, I have wanted to knit a Palindrome Scarf for a long time. This video reminded me that I actually need to sit down and do it before winter is completely over.
Now for something completely different. The other day, I read this: The 48 Minute Rule. I've been doing it for two days now (3 or 4 48 minute blocks a day) and it totally works. Which is good because I was going through a serious motivational rough patch with Diary of Bedlam.
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This story is frustrating just to read. I can’t imagine how I would’ve reacted to this unsolicited lesson.
I heard someone say once that the correct knitting technique is the one that produces a fabric that *you* like and suits your needs. As a self-taught knitter, my original technique was kind of a wonky version of continental but it produced a perfectly acceptable knitted fabric. I have since “corrected” my continental knit stitch but the results are no different than they were when I did it my own way.
Once I was knitting in Austria on a park bench, and this woman came by and took my knitting needles away from me and showed me the “correct” way to knit, which included tucking one needle under her arm pit and securing it in place with her enormous breast.
Now, I’m half Asian. I do not have enormous breasts. This seemed to escape her. And she wouldn’t leave me alone until I had approximated her technique, stabbing at the loops on the left needle with my poor right needle, stuck under my arm pit.
When she was finally out of sight, I returned to my own sad but functional technique.
I knit Continental, as well. The Norwegian purl looks interesting but it seems like there are a lot of wrist manipulations to be done.
My wrists hurt from binding off, as well as from purling (for extended runs), so I taught myself how to knit backwards – probably from working on entrelac. Now I don’t have to turn my knitting and can just go from left to right. It’s trickier when you have to do ribbing but it’s possible.
Good luck with your Palindrome. I’m hoping Winter is DONE around here. LOL.