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[Knitting] Flicking method...please tell me it gets easier

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Post time: 2015-11-21 09:47
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In effort to improve my speed, I've been trying to learn "flicking" which (much to my dismay) has had the opposite effect   I'm hoping it's just a matter of getting used to a new way of knitting...I'd love to hear opinions from other flickers


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Post time: 2015-11-21 14:29
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With practice it should come easier.   My Mum was a very fast knitter I could never knit with just the points of the needle, flicking the wool over the point of the needle.  She also to propped the needles on her forearms.  Now I taught
myself and knit by dropping the wool in between stitches, but that's the way I learned and I get the right tension. I've tried knitting the English way and found my tension was too tight.  So I've stuck
with my old way and it may take me awhile to knit anything, but it comes out the way it should.   If it still seems to be a bit of a bother to keep trying the new approach, go back to your old way and enjoy the craft.  You know the race between
the tortoise and the hare, well I win being the tortoise every time!     To me getting the right tension and  the right effect to what I am knitting means more to me than doing it quickly.

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Thank you for the response! I'm going to give it a little longer before I quit (it's only been 2 days lol) but if I don't see any improvement by next week I'll go back to doing it the old way.  Post time 2015-11-21 21:52
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Post time: 2015-11-21 15:24
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I am a flicker and very fast. It is a matter of how you hold your needles and how you tension the yarn around your fingers. You need to make sure that your index finger which will do the flicking has the yarn over it but not too tightly. Adjust your tension and your yarn wrapping until you get it right. Don't hold your needles too tightly either. Let the needles rest in your hands. I hold my needles like I am holding a knife and fork, NOT like I am writing with a pencil. That grip will make a difference. Practice and get someone to show you in person how it is done. You will find the personal approach much easier to learn than from videos on YouTube. If you need more help, don't hesitate to ask. I would love to help you in any way that I can.

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We could try knitting together via Skype so that I can show you how I do it? Send me a private message and we can exchange email addresses. I am located in Ottawa, Canada.  Details Reply Post time 2015-11-21 23:48
Oh I agree,personal approach,unfortunately I don't know anyone that knits so youtube and the forum are all I have. Really appreciate the tips, esp. about the grip definitely will try! Thanks :)  Post time 2015-11-21 22:04
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Post time: 2015-11-21 23:48
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mjiseman 2015-11-21 02:24
I am a flicker and very fast. It is a matter of how you hold your needles and how you tension the ya ...

We could try knitting together via Skype so that I can show you how I do it? Send me a private message and we can exchange email addresses. I am located in Ottawa, Canada.
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