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    Default Knitters - Continental or English?

    Hey, knitters...how do you knit - Continental or English/American?

    I've been looking at the videos on how to knit Continental and I'm like, "Hmmmm, interesting." I knit English/American style (i.e. "throwing") but I hate hate hate 1x1 ribbing. So I was thinking, "There has to be a better way." I figured out continental knitting, but I haven't looked at the continental purling video yet.

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    Continential all the way. So much faster. I "throw" when I do two colored knitting and I can't imagine doing that all the time.

    Ribbing goes very fast with Continential. The videos on kittinghelp.com are good. It did take me a bit to figure out purling, but now I think it's just as easy as knitting.

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    I think I do continental It's sad that I'm not entirely sure, either way I found it easy to learn and easy to do
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    I knit continental style as well. I tried english/european, but just hate 'throwing'- I always lose my tension!

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    I do continental as well. It took awhile to learn, but I love it for the very reason you mentioned -- ribbing is SO easy!
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    I just do whatever it is I do! I haven't a clue what it is. I struggle along in my own fashion.
    My aunt in France used to knit so smoothly and easily...and made us wonderful garments! Her Mom, my grand-mere, had a knitting machine that she used to clothe her family (5 children!). It was a monster machine that filled an entire room. She made sweaters, underwear, etc...and even knit my Mom sanitary napkins as a wedding present! Mom nearly died....
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    Continental, and English for two color. Learned English first and then continental it is faster. WHen i do fair isle i do main color in Continental and trow the second.
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    Continental here. I first learned throwing, but taught myself continental from videos a year or two ago. I enjoy it so much more now and it seems much more rhythmical than throwing.

    Purling continental is a bit harder than knitting, but you'll find your own way. I have to use my index finger to help which was awkward at first.

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    I started out Continental, as a seasoned crocheter at the time, I found it easier. But then I started trying English pretty early on and thought it was faster for me, and that's all I've done since. I'd like to try Continental again, but everytime I try, I end up going back to English without realizing it. I guess it will just take practice.
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    I knit English. I have a bad wrist, and for some reason, it doesn't bother me as much.
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