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Jun 3, 2013 15:52:55   #
dlarkin
 
Does anyone lever knit?
 
Jun 3, 2013 15:54:08   #
fincherlrf
 
What is lever knit?
Jun 3, 2013 16:01:19   #
laurie4
 
never heard of it
Jun 3, 2013 16:04:10   #
ursulamajor
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfJ8joMzYqU
Jun 3, 2013 16:10:26   #
mountaingal (a regular here)
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfJ8joMzYqU

This looks cool.. I might have to learn how to do this!
Jun 3, 2013 16:12:03   #
mountaingal (a regular here)
 
ursulamajor
Great minds think alike...:)
 
Jun 3, 2013 16:14:20   #
kaixixang
 
You'll have to add the http:// in front of the web addresses...but here is a rough list of web sites to look through:

Knitting method - Lever style English knitting method
www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/leverstyle.shtm‎
Mar 5, 2013 – Lever style English knitting. Less wasted motion means quicker knitting and reducing risk of repetitive motion stress ailments like carpal tunnel ...

Knitting for Speed & Efficiency - SweetGeorgia Yarns
www.sweetgeorgiayarns.com/2011/02/knitting-for-speed-efficiency/‎
Feb 17, 2011 – A third style of knitting, “Lever Knitting”, is used by people who knit for a living. It's the most ergonomic way to knit and allows people to knit for 8 ...

lever knitting | procrasterina
procrasterina.wordpress.com/tag/lever-knitting/‎
Jan 10, 2012 – I'm glad that I tried it, though, because the Great Lever Knitting Experiment of 2012 sparked the Great Knitting Styles Experiment of 2012.

I Have to Learn Lever Knitting | procrasterina
procrasterina.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/i-have-to-learn-lever-knitting/‎
Jan 9, 2012 – For serious. Like, right now. Because I knit relatively fast for someone who throws her yarn (i.e. knits English style, with the yarn in the right ...

Vegemite, Chocolate and Knitting: Lever Knitting
ozbambi.blogspot.com/2011/10/lever-knitting.html‎
Oct 20, 2011 – Lever knitting is generally used by people who knit for a living. It incorporates both speed and efficiency. Lever knitting is considered to be the ...

lever knitting - Maven Knits
mavenknits.com/tag/lever-knitting/‎
All Posts Tagged Tag: 'lever knitting'. Irish Cottage Knitting · 2. Today I tell of how I got rid of my thumb pain and found a new way to knit. Share · Read More ...

“You're Doing It All Wrong!” | The Knitting Genealogist
theknittinggenie.com/2011/03/04/youre-doing-it-all-wrong/‎
Mar 4, 2011 – Knitters can throw, lever, or pick the yarn to form the new stitch. ... I was taught to knit continental (to the shock of my step-mother, who is an ...
Jun 3, 2013 16:19:24   #
medusa
 
I was in my knitting group and one of the members was so excited to see how I knitted my project. She was fascinated and told me about the Yarn Harlot and lever knitting I have been doing this for 45 years because it is the most comfortable way! I was actually surprised that it is a legitimate way of knitting!

I wrap the yarn around my index finger,though.
Jun 3, 2013 16:24:15   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
 
Looks like it would be awkward for me. I'll stick to my version of continental.
Jun 3, 2013 16:30:09   #
colly
 
I just recently learned to knit and had no one to show me so I went to YouTube and looked at all the different styles.. it is amazing how many different styles there are. I tried all that I could find and found lever knitting the easiest and fastest for a beginner. The most interesting style I saw was Portuguese knitting using a knitting pin on your shoulder or around the neck and they flick the yarn over the needle with the left thumb. Very fun to watch but I found it hard to learn.
Jun 3, 2013 16:39:02   #
weefatgranny
 
I always knit like this. I was shown how to do it by my teacher when I was around 11 years old - 50 years ago but never knew that it had a special name.
 
Jun 3, 2013 16:40:31   #
Marilyn K.
 
I knit basically the continental method. I don't know if lever knitting is a trick this old dog could master. Maintaining the tension, wrapping the yarn around fingers other than my index finger feels a bit uncomfortable/awkward. I feel that I knit adequately fast enough for my needs which is first and foremost to knit nice items but for fun and relaxation. However, if I were to knit to sell at craft shows etc., I could see the merit in learning how to lever knit.
Thank you though for bringing this to our attention because at least now I will know that lever knitting is an option! I had never heard of lever knitting before.
Appreciatively,
marilyn
Jun 3, 2013 16:49:56   #
Aggie May
 
dlarkin wrote:
Does anyone lever knit?


I knit in this style and have done so for more than 60 years, the difference is, I use my index finger and I do not wind the yarn around my fingers so many times.
The yarn starts off around my pinky finger but just over and under my other fingers so that the yarn sits on the index finger.
The movement to pass the yarn, to form the stitches, is very small and is the same for Knit or Purl other than being on the back or front of the work.
I have a knitting group, made up mostly of ladies of a similar age to me and the majority of us knit the same way.
I think it is a British thing because NZ was settled by the British a couple of hundred years ago and a lot of our traditions are very British because of that.
Whichever way you choose to knit, make sure there is no stress on your hands and you will be able to knit for hours on end for many years.
Have fun.
Colleen.
Jun 3, 2013 16:53:20   #
belka453
 
I agree i stick to continental knitting i knit very fast and I hardly move my hands and finger. Also I started to learn to knit the english way. Then, I learn continental and love it would not trade it for the world. I also know lever knit. Like I said. That is good for people the are thrower, cause they move a little less the hand, but still they move it 2. Continental is better
Jun 3, 2013 17:27:11   #
medusa
 
Aggie May wrote:
I knit in this style and have done so for more than 60 years, the difference is, I use my index finger and I do not wind the yarn around my fingers so many times.
The yarn starts off around my pinky finger but just over and under my other fingers so that the yarn sits on the index finger.
The movement to pass the yarn, to form the stitches, is very small and is the same for Knit or Purl other than being on the back or front of the work.
I have a knitting group, made up mostly of ladies of a similar age to me and the majority of us knit the same way.
I think it is a British thing because NZ was settled by the British a couple of hundred years ago and a lot of our traditions are very British because of that.
Whichever way you choose to knit, make sure there is no stress on your hands and you will be able to knit for hours on end for many years.
Have fun.
Colleen.
I knit in this style and have done so for more tha... (show quote)


I think you are correct. My mother taught me to knit 45 years ago and I remember her saying that a British friend of her mother taught her to knit!
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