I am trying to teach my niece how to purl...however she learned to knit conti style and I am having a really hard time helping her. I had her watch Amy's video, and just found this thread with some suggestions. Two problems I see her having is...
She knits and purls so tightly you can't pull the yarn along the needle. I have tried to explain to just loosen up, but it's hard to explain since I knit english style. Any suggestions?
The other is when she purls, her stitches end up backwards on the needles when she goes to knit. What is she doing wrong?
She is really frustrated and wants to give up learning. Is there anything that I can show her that might make it easier to learn.
I did suggest that after Christmas she check out several books from the library and do a bit of reading on conti knitting.
Later today I will have to look at the other video clips that were suggested, maybe that will help a bit also.