Any combination knitters out there? I just learned today and I love it! I saw Annie Modesitt on an episode of Knitty Gritty and was inspired. Since I already know how to do Continental knitting, it was very easy to learn combination knitting.
According to Annie, combination knitting produces more even stitches. I did several swatches and found this to be true for my knitting. I can tell the tension is improved. Since you knit and purl using basically the same motion, the knit and purl stitches are more even.
And speaking of purl, oh my, it is so smooth! I like to purl Continental, but I like it even more with combination knitting.
I’d like to hear your experiences with combination knitting. Are there any bumps in the road that I need to be prepared for? I’ve heard that increases and decreases need to be adjusted, but I haven’t tried those yet. How does this affect circular knitting, fair isle, intarsia, etc.?