Oct 11, 2007

Left-handed Knitting

My sewing is progressing, and I've free-motion quilted one half of one of those quilts I'm making. Now I'm realizing that I can't keep posting photos of my quilting as much as I thought. That's because I can't make them that fast! But I do have a lot of knitting going on. As in one sock. (But those come in pairs.)
On Tuesday I go to the Rancho Santa Margarita Public Library for the Knit and Crochet club. I'm the unofficial volunteer knitting teacher. I was trying to teach a left-handed person to knit. I think I did it all wrong. I went home later and read up on it, and decided I should teach left-handed people to knit the Continental way. I dug through my considerable knitting book library, and found that "Knitting Ganseys" by Beth Brown-Reinsel and "Knitting Without Tears" by Elizabeth Zimmerman do have directions for Continental knitting.
If there are any left-handed knitters out there, I'd appreciate your input.

1 comment:

Suzanne (5-15) said...

I'm a left handed knitter and I knit continental but I guess it's considered backwards since I knit from the right to the left.... there is a video on YouTube for backward knitting... I also hold my yarn in the right hand between my ring finger and pinky this allows the stitches to be firm but not to tight... I think my first post on my blog has a story of my knitting left handed... I hope this helps