For some reason, over the weekend I decided to take a little break from my knitted lace border I am applying to my green shawl to cruise around YouTube looking for some knitting techniques. I stumbled across a couple of videos on arm knitting. I have seen and heard about arm knitting before, but I never took the time to try it. After I watched a couple of videos, I decide to come up with my own arm knitting technique since I am now a continental style knitter and I didn’t care the technique I saw. After a few rounds of practicing with a knitting style that what was comfortable to me, I was off creating my very first arm-knitted infinity scarf! In under 30 minutes I completed this little blue wonder. I even wore it to work yesterday and received many compliments. So much in fact that I was asked to create one for a fellow co-worker.
Once I have some time, I will create and post a video on what my technique is. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my cheesy photo…
I am back with a second post since picking up the needles again after more than a year and sorry to report that I am more than slightly frustrated with my attempts at knitting with needles. Suffice to say it has not be going well. I should have started a new project right away when I was highly motivated after my first baby blanket made with needles, but I let loom knitting distract me- my bad.
So it occurred that maybe my old learning-to-knit with needles books just wasn’t going to cut it anymore that I really need to learn from someone. Well, it’s cold out there and I wasn’t about to gallivant around town trying to find a knitting group or teacher willing to teach me for free. My budget is a little tight after all the holiday spending that occurred…
Anyway, so here it in the beginning of February and I am in need to learn some knitting techniques. Well, welcome to the land of digital technology! I don’t know why it didn’t dawn on me before, but there is a whole lot of people out there that like to make home-video tutorials and most of them can be found on YouTube. Whoo-hoo! I don’t have to leave the house- yeah for me!
Now I found a new way to be addicted to the computer LOL. While I was searching through all the different knitting tutorials trying to dissect what I have been doing wrong, I stumbled across a demonstration of continental style knitting. What an eye-opener! It mimicked the movements of crochet and seemed so much easier to learn. This style of knitting made so much sense to me! Now I had an easy ‘almost’ hands-on way to learn knitting. Missed a step? Simply back-up the video and re-watch what was missed. Don’t like the teacher? Find a new one! They won’t even know you left them. 🙂
YouTube proved to be the savior of my knitting journey. True, I now have to start all-over to learn how to handle the needles and stitches I am familiar with using continental style knitting but this seems so worth it! So before I finish this post, I thought I would leave you with one my favorite continental knitting tutorials I found on YouTube:
Thanks for visiting!
Editors Note: This entry was transferred from a dead blog site to this new WordPress site -no one ever visited the old one 😦 So here is to new beginnings…