Solomon told us that there is “nothing new under the sun,” and so it is. Unlike our grandmothers whose knitting techniques often remained regional, we have ability to research the contributions of knitters from all over the world. Yes, everything has been done before, so my joy is simply in making those new discoveries. Thus, the word “new” here is that it is new to me. And, having only been taught the basics of knitting as a child, all the new techniques offered by the ladies who freely display their expertise on the web, have been a real blessing to me.
However, there is nothing I like better than tweaking a idea or a pattern, with the intention of figuring out how to do it better, or easier. That’s what keeps my creative juices flowing, and gives me the determination to learn new skills. This page will be my stage for presenting my ideas for your enjoyment, or laughter.
My first offering is knitting backwards J’s Way. Now, you may call it what you like, backwards knitting, knitting in reverse, or to and fro(the fro part). For me,(a right -handed knitter) it is basically the reverse Continental approach. It saves me turning my work around, and is especially useful when knitting sock heels , or Entrelac designs. It takes a bit of practice, but it’s worth it. Once you become comfortable with the moves, you’ll find yourselves moving along quite nicely. So, without further ado! Here it is-
The above picture is just a teaser. The ones in the tutorial are very focused, and show clear details, along with written instructions.
You can view the YouTube version here.