For those of you struggling with tension just wrap your yarn over your pointer 2 times! No need to hold anything else, just wrap it around your pointer finger twice! Let me know if this helped!
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I have found that if I’m having a hard time for whatever reason, that wrapping around my pinkie twice will fix it without interfering in how I wrap my yarn for stitches…since I use my pointer finger for all my flicking
Congrats on your first post! Also @anon5108995 I also use my pinkie!
i wrap the yarn around my pointer once then it goes over my middle finger
I usually go under my two middle fingers and up over the end of my pointer finger. So my pointer finger flicks up and down and my thumb works with my two middle fingers to steady the piece while making a stitch and those fingers let go and the piece gets moved by my right hand. It’s all very machine like with no wrist movement and no finger gets locked into a position. This reduces tendon and joint strain. If for some reason, like my skin is too dry or the yarn is thin, my tension is too loose I will wrap it around my pinkie as well to slow it down. If my tension is too tight, I will skip the pinkie and have the yarn feed directly up between my pointer and next finger and skip the last two fingers altogether.
i hold the yarn with the last 2