Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Which way do your needles point?

I have an open question. I often see knitting portrayed in comics, and this one reminded me: does anyone knit like that, with the needle ends (the capped ends, the ones that don't have the points) pointing upward? Or is it just that lots of artists know knitting involves two needles and an area of fabric, but are ignorant as to how the needles are involved?

7 comments:

knitseashore said...

I think it's just a way for the comics to depict the needles. I've never seen anyone knit that way. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Lilith Parker said...

One guy at our local SnB knits sort-of like that, holding his needles like pencils. He only knits scarves, so I'm not sure how he would adapt his style to a project with more bulk. Or circs.

KnitTech said...

I think it's a case they don't know how to knit. There was a commerial (ages ago) which had an older women knitting a crochet blanket. Go figure.

Catherine said...

Hm, I never noticed but you are right, real people don't knit like that! Or at least very few do. :-P

jessie said...

Very observant.

Kathy said...

You mean there is another way to knit?????

Just kidding I can only imagine the wrist pain that would happen to me if I knitted with the ends up.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oh that's funny. Maybe she's doing a specialized upside down stitch? Or the artist is more than likely just not a member of the knitting cult.