OK. I’ve seen Amy’s video. I’ve looked in a couple of books. :study: I’m curious how those of you doing the Continental (German) knitting hold your yarn.
Here is what I do, with the problems I seem to have.
I’ve tried wrapping the yarn around my pinky twice before going over my index finger. Doing this, I cant seem to control the flow of yarn this way. Closing my pinky doesnt stop it, so it either gets really loose or really tight (depending on the yarn) and I have to stop twice mid row to fix tension. :wall:
I’ve tried wrapping twice around my index finger and loose over my palm. It tends to get really tight. Which means at each stitch I have to stretch (pull) the stitch out (first) to keep it from getting tight, which means my stitches are less even.
ISSUE 2: Holding index finger close vs away from the needle.
A. If I hold it away from the needle, it tends to get too tight, which means I have to stretch (pull) each stitch before knitting it.
B. If I hold it close to the needle the yarn falls off my finger (even when my index finger is straight) and I must fix it just about every stitch. :doh:
So how do you hold the yarn? Do you have any suggestions on how to fix what I am doing? I’m not posting this question at home so can’t post pics of what I am doing at this moment.