Does anyone know whether there is a BASIC DIFFERENCE in tension between English and Continental knitting?
I’m an English knitter (no kidding) but have been trying out Continental Knit stitches for about six months now - each time I do a tension swatch, (using the same wool and 4 mm needles) the Continental comes out exactly a half-inch longer and a half-inch wider than the English.
Is this usual? or does it mean that I haven’t quite got the Continental knitting down pat yet?
The English knitting is usually smack on with the pattern tension but I use 3.75 mm if I decide to knit Continental.
Anyone enlighten me, please?
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