Tuesday, July 31, 2007

I was wondering...

Has any of you ever taken the time to see how fast you are knitting? I mean I know there is a difference on american and continental knitting, but have you ever sat down to figure out how many stitches per minute you can knit? Not a complicated pattern, just the regular knitting your stockinette stitch without even looking at it knitting? I would be interested what you have to say about this and what the average number would be. Would you mind helping me out on that? I know we all have something on the needles and there are only a couple of days out of the year that we don't even touch a needle or at least think of one, so that should be an easy task to master. I'm just curious and yes, I had a REALLY uneventful day. I'm really bored even though I WAS knitting today.

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At 7:00 PM, Blogger Veronika said...

There is a comparison on the web. I don't have the web address any more but it was said, that the continental knitting has about 5000 less movements on a large sweater compared to the English method.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger I love a Good Yarn said...

Thanks for visiting me today Angelika. Tammy's taunt sure bore fruit; several of you came to join in on the friendly pressure and I did in fact post...finally.
As to the style of knitting...I have no numbers but I am convinced I can knit almost double the speed in continental.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Wannietta said...

I can never remember which is Continental & which is English, but I'm a "thrower" and, since you asked, I can knit 245 sts in 3 minutes. That's 60 sts in a row and worked in stockinette stitch, 3 minutes on the clock - ready, set, go!

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Ha! I thought of Wanietta right away and was just going to link you to her blog. She's been known as the fastest knitter in North America. BTW - "throwing" is English.

 
At 1:03 AM, Anonymous tiennie said...

I haven't a clue how fast I knit. If I try to time myself, I make mistakes!

 
At 4:28 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Oh I'm with Tiennie. Once I start focusing on speed I start screwing up. Well, once I don't focus I screw it. It's an awful circle. Do you knit continental? I wish that I knew how. My sister-in-law can and she can whip out dishrags like there's no tomorrow!

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger Wannietta said...

Thanks Tammy - I'll have to try to find a way to remember that because people always ask.

Angelika - you can reach me at: kwp AT sympatico DOT ca

 
At 3:12 PM, Blogger Marina said...

I'm glad I don't knit for a living because I knit very slooooowly!

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Rhonda said...

I was going to tell you about Wannietta too. She hails from up my way and also knits for the Needle Emporium as I do.

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Veronika said...

Wannietta
You know if you knit continental when you hold your working yarn in your left hand.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Debora Bass said...

Hi Angelika; I use continental style and can knit very fast, I will time myself sometime when I am doing simple knitting :o) As you have observed from my blog, I have been doing a lot of lace lately and it is hard to knit fast. When I am simple knitting, I have been known to read while I knit- it is a great trick to amaze your friends with. LOL Hugs, Debbie
PS I am glad that you had a great R & R with your husband- He is in my prayers. I have three children in the Army.

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Angelika said...

I just saw that your name is Angelika too!

I was born in Germany (military brat) and now I'm living in the South.

Many coincidences. :-)

 

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