View Single Post
Old 06-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #7258
Jan in CA
Mod Squad
Jan in CA's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 38,140
Thanks: 1,723
Thanked 8,974 Times in 7,320 Posts
Welcome, Scelerata!

If you were to truly knit left handed then everything would be sorta backwards, but English and continental are just different methods and can be done by either left or right handers. With english you carry the working yarn in your right hand, continental the working yarn is in the left hand. Knowing both methods is valuable for certain things like stranded knitting (fair isle), but most of us choose one method for all our basic knitting.

I know of only ONE person who truly knits left handed and she has to alter patterns a bit to make it work since most of them are written for right handed. It sounds like you're getting the hang of it anyway.

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote