Posted by: trimitup | March 8, 2011

Left handed knitter

Being left-handed can present problems, I know because I’m one of them. Most of the time it’s really not a problem, you just learn to adapt!   I just need to remember when making a cardigan that when they say to knit the left front side, I’m really making the right because I am mirror knitting.   If I’m knitting from a chart then I should read the chart the opposite way.   But to make it easer on your self reading charts backwards is really not necessary because in the end it doesn’t really matter which way the cable goes does it?.

 When I was younger you could find knitting books that had instructions for lefties.  But it’s rare these days to find a knitting book like that now.  If you are teaching someone to knit and they are left-handed, then I recommend that you teach them right-handed because it’s just easier for reading charts and knitting cardigans.  

Here are some samples of my knitting and as you can see here you should not be able to tell the difference between left and right-handed knitting.

I like working small projects, can you tell?

Happy knitting!

marilynknits 🙂


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