View Full Version : How to knit faster
08-17-2006, 11:32 AM
i've been knitting for about a year now, and im jus wondring if anyone has tips on how to knit faster...any help would be appreciated
08-17-2006, 12:11 PM
I used to knit English, but it felt slow, so I used Amy's videos to learn Continental. My speed has improved a lot!
08-17-2006, 12:13 PM
ditto. But if you're already doing that, either just time and practice, or bigger needles/thicker yarn!
08-17-2006, 12:15 PM
A smoother needle might be a good idea, also. I've heard that wood, bamboo and plastic are "grabby". I only knit with metal, so I don't have that problem.
08-17-2006, 12:25 PM
thanx for the advice although i don't really know if im into learning the continental way
08-17-2006, 12:32 PM
Here's a trick which really helped me when I was learning to type (yes, on a typewriter, not a computer...) Try knitting to a rhythm. If you have a metronome, great, but look through your music collection for something with a tempo that suits how you knit now. Practice knitting in time to the music. Then, when you're comfortable with knitting to the music, find a piece slightly faster. And so on.
It's also a nice way to while away your knitting time with something besides the t.v. :-) .
08-17-2006, 12:43 PM
You might want to, if you haven't already, try metal needles. They're really slick, which can be a problem with some knitters especially if you have a tendency for knitting loose, but they really do help me to knit faster.