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Here’s a really nice dish scrubby tutorial. Easy knitted garter stitch. It uses tulle to get the “scrubbiness.” The tulle is probably a bit of a pain to work with, but this definitely looks like something I’d like to try.

Knitted Dish Scrubbie Pattern Tutorial

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So I knew there were two different styles of knitting. English style, which most Americans use. Or is shown in most American “how to knit” books, traditionally. And Continental style, which is commonly used in many places in Europe, such as Germany. When I lived in Germany, I taught myself the Continental style, I believed. It uses much less hand movements. More efficient. Quicker, as far as I can see.

Now it comes out that I was knitting the Darrell Waltrip dishcloth a while back, and some of my stitches were facing one direction on the needle, while others were facing the other direction, and the purl-back rows were kind of annoying because all of my stitches didn’t face the same way. I had half a mind to write to the author of the dishcloth pattern and say, “Hey, something’s up here. This pattern is annoying!” But I didn’t, and I found a different way to slip the stitches on the slip rows so that the stitches all faced the same way on the purl rows, and then it was OK.

Well, after reading a bit more about different knitting styles on sites like Ravelry.com and KnittingHelp.com, I came to realize I’m actually a combination knitter. Not sure if I always knit this way, or if this is what I just decided to do when I took it up again this past January. Some people even call it the “lazy purl”.

Here are some resource links on the topic of Combination Knitting:

http://www.anniemodesitt.com/

http://www.grumperina.com/table.htm

Ravelry.com has a group for Combination Knitters. That is another resource…

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Related to the topic of Joining Yarns is the idea of weaving in ends. Here are a couple of articles I was referred to recently on this topic. Very nice.

WEAVING IN ENDS

Untitled (on the topic of working multi-colored mittens, avoiding holes near the fingers, and finishing off the yarn ends). 

Both of the articles above are from the blog KNITTING IN COLOR which seems to have fabulous pictures and tips from what I’ve briefly looked at so far.

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