Hi, all. I stumbled on this site after my next-door neighbor (who is also my landlady), a German immigrant, scoffed at my preference for crochet and told me there was an easier way to knit. A web search brought me here, and I’ve already learned much from the videos. However, I do have one problem: I can do the Continental caston thingy just fine. I try to keep my stitches rather loose (but not TOO loose), but I’m having major problems when I try to start a K2, P2 ribbing.
First off, I’ve never managed to get the hang of purl stitch. In more than 20 years of attempts, I fail every time. They look funny, twist to the front or back, and generally muck up the works. :??
Secondly, I don’t seem to be having much luck getting my needle into the cast stitches with the C. caston. I suppose I could use my old method, but I like the stretchiness and the look of the C. caston better.
Anyone out there with any advice? I realize that this whole Continental knitting thing is going to take some practice, and I’m okay with that - I won’t start the scarf for my husband until I’ve got some proficiency with this, but I’m getting frustrated. Not to mention that I’ve been ignoring the afghan on my crochet hook for the last two days while I peruse this website! :eyebrow:
Wow! This got long! Thanks for reading all of it, or most of it, or some of it, or whatever. . .