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Showing The European Way to Knit
Created By: Geraldine Dick

My daughter came to visit me one day and had with her some knitting she was working on. She was a crocheter and was having trouble with the holding of two needles to knit with. And said it was so slow that she was about to give it up. I had her knit one row so I could see what she was doing. Well, she was using the american way to knit. I took her knitting, turned all her stitches, and then showed her how to knit the european way ( this way you hold your yarn like you do when crocheting and it is a little different and faster than the american way of knitting). Well, she took it and started to work on the next row and after doing a few rows (much faster too) asked me why I hadnt shown her this way before? And said she would then be able to make scarves for all her sisters for Christmas gifts a lot faster and easier.

I then showed her how to cast on using the long tail way, where you are casting on and knitting the first row at once and then purling the very next row to start the project.

Needless to say, she has been very happy to have learned this way to knit. And I was happy to be the one to show her.

This was in July of last year and yes, she did make five scarves for gifts for Christmas.

This way to knit was taught to me by a very sweet Chinese girl who lived in my neighborhood and we had become friends as her husband was military and not home a lot. We became friends and have remained so for all these years.

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