1. Remember to change direction of the open channel when anchoring. It is 11 O’clock going away from body and 7 O’ clock coming towards your body. (Left handed will be 1 O’ clock away and 5 O’clock towards). When moving sideways use the 9 O’clock to left and 3 O’clock to right. 2. Punch row by row initially. This will allow you to get comfortable with the movement and have an ease cutting each loop. If you are doing a large section of background poke from one side to the other. 3. When comfortable punching try to poke more than one row at a time making sure the hand under the rug guides the previous poked loops away from the new loops.