I’m new to the board, and would like to start by saying hi. ^^ I’ve read a few of the threads, and see that the people here are quite helpful and kind. ^^
My mother taught me to knit when I was 8, and have been knitting on and off since then. Many sweaters, socks, mittens, hats, and scarves have come off my needles over the years. It was great fun.
My question is: What is my style of knitting? I have looked all over the internet and in many books, and I cannot find it anywhere. It looks like it would be the English style, but I do not loop the yarn/thread over the fingers on my right hand; instead, I hold it along with my right-hand needle, drop the needle, wrap the yarn around the needle, then return my hand and the yarn to the right-hand needle.
I hope that was clear enough. My knitting isn’t slow this way, and is in fact quite fast. I tried following the videos on the site to try to learn Continental-style knitting to “correct” my knitting as I don’t see it as being an official type of knitting anywhere, but I cannot seem to do it fast enough, and my stitches don’t look right. The yarn ends up “flattening” into strands instead of being one nice loop of yarn.
Please tell me it’s ok to knit my way -or if there’s an easy way to change this- as I seem to be set in my ways, and it would take quite a while to change it.
Thank-you for your help in advance, and so far I am enjoying my stay here.