Fariba Zahed / / September 4, 2012
Different styles of knitting
There are three known methods for knitting; Right-hand Knitting (European Style, Continental Style, German Style) , Left-hand knitting ( English Style) and Combination/Combined knitting (Eastern knitting).
The two first methods are very similar to each other and the only difference between them is in the motion of holding yarn in the hand. In the Combination method the focus is not on holding the yarn, it can be hold on the right or on the left hand, but it is in the way of inserting needle in the knit stitch and wrapping the yarn in the purl stitch.
What are basic stitches?
Knit stitch: In the first two methods the knit stitch is made by inserting the right needle into the left side of the loop in the left hand, while in the third method the right needle is inserted into the right side of the stitch. Purl stitch: For the purl stitch in all three methods the right needle is inserted into the right side of the loop in the left hand, wrapping counter-clockwise around the right needle in the Left-hand styles and right-hand styles, while wrapping clockwise around the right needle in the Combined style.