Speed is relative

I could have written this. I would add “Books on Tape” to a favorite knitting tool. You will rarely find me without knitting in my bag and it is surprising how much knitting can happen in a few minutes accumulated over time. (I will admit I only buy handbags that will accommodate a small project).

Glenna Knits

Last week a few of you asked me how I managed to fit so much knitting into my life. While I can’t say that I try to speed knit a sweater every week (or every month), I do managed to turn out a couple of finished projects each month, and not just small ones. So I do keep a decent pace, and a lot of that is due to simple experience. I’ve been knitting steadily for ten years now, and overall I’m faster than I started. (I’ve also noticed that my tension is ever so slightly looser than when I started, which I think is neat. It also means I really do have to swatch to make sure of things, darn it.)

There are ways to knit faster on a technical level – in other words to increase the number of stitches you’re knitting each minute – and there are…

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