Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Two Ways To Knit

I recently learned that there are two types of knitting: American knitting and European knitting.

American knitting is the way I learned at the library class. (I posted about the library class in a earlier post.)You put a thread of yarn from the ball of yarn around your right finger and you have to through it over the hook. My crochet teacher started to learn this way at a class, but her mother then taught my crochet teacher how to knit the European way.

In European knitting you place a thread of yarn on your left finger and you just have to grab the thread of yarn with your needle. My sister learned from my crochet teacher how to do it this way. I think this way is easier but I have not tried it yet.

If you knit, which way do you knit?