Ellie G

map-pin Oklahoma City, United States

Been knitting for 55 years. Knit my first sweater at 7 and a shawl and layette for my baby sister when I was 12. Nowadays I love to knit shawls and wear them a lot. I'm really appreciating beading as a new skill in my shawls. I grew up in Scotland and learned to knit with the right needle tucked under my arm. I still prefer straight needles to circulars. I buy longer straights from Europe. Recently I have learned other knitting methods because of worsening arthritis in my right hand. I knit continental and purl Portuguese style. This helps me knit with circular needles and I can knit for a longer time also.

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  • Knitting16 Skills

    Knitting: Over 50 years

    16 Skills

    • Cast on & cast off
    • Knit and purl stitches
    • Simple increase & decrease
    • Picking up stitches
    • Fair Isle
    • Lace knitting
    • Turn a heel
    • Ribbed
    • Short rows
    • Garter
    • Kitchener
    • Stocking
    • Moebius
    • Slipped stitches
    • Cables
    • Provisional cast on
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