Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Are you a thrower or a picker?

Are you a thrower or a picker? Or do you knit like the Yarn Harlot?

Lately, there have been a lot of posts and articles talking about the different ways we hold our fingers and yarn when we knit. 

A topic that I find absolutely fascinating.

Until now, I always thought that I was a picker when knitting with only one colour and a picker and thrower when doing stranded knitting with both hands. 

But, until recently, I had never seen anyone holding their fingers and yarn like I do. 

You see, this is how I knit: (this is a video I found on YouTube that just blew my mind, I thought I was the only weirdo  knitting like this...)

Now, I know that this is the Russian (or some people also say German) style of knitting!

How my style evolved over the years to get to this result, is a mystery!

Then, while looking at a video of Miriam Tegels, the world's fastest knitter, I saw that she also knits like that...

How in the world does she manage to knit at that breakneck speed? What she calls her "slow speed" is my normal speed...  Oh well... ;-)