This week I felt the need to learn how to knit continental style. After 2 years of solid crocheting I followed my intuition, picked up my knitting needles and did a youtube search for continental knitting.
Continental knitting suits me. How I hold the yarn and the smaller, more fluid movements feels right to me in a way that english knitting doesn’t.
My awkward movements are slowly becoming more coordinated. Each night before I go to sleep I knit. As my stitches become more even, the click-clack of the needles soothes my mind and relaxes my body.
Following my intuition was the right thing to do – knitting now feels right and it’s good for me. Crochet will always be my favourite but I’m looking forward to doing some knitting as well.