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Old 06-06-2013, 01:30 AM   #11
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I'd say you're doing great. I think I got my "do it at the end" all wrong too. My mind is feeling twisted and turned and tied into knots just trying to think it through. Unless it's a gift for someone and you feel you have to have it perfect, it will still be a usable dishcloth for you. That's a bright side maybe.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:34 AM   #12
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I'd say you're doing great. I think I got my "do it at the end" all wrong too. My mind is feeling twisted and turned and tied into knots just trying to think it through. Unless it's a gift for someone and you feel you have to have it perfect, it will still be a usable dishcloth for you. That's a bright side maybe.
this one will be for me but I need to do 12 for a baby shower and house warming and I want to make sure I get it perfect before I start doing there's
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:53 AM   #13
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Wow. I'm trying to knit left handed. Why not? My brain might benefit from it. I can do a pretty good knit stitch, but it's tight. My yo wants to wrap the wrong way. K2tog....yeah, I managed, the double decrease might not happen. I'm even more impressed with your accomplishment now that I'm trying it and I don't have a damaged thumb. I should knit a hat so I can put it on and take it off to you!
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Old 06-06-2013, 06:16 AM   #14
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Welcome to Knitting Help!
That's a great tutorial for a centered double decrease. Thanks for the link. It works well left handed.
Here's a video for a pattern stitch knit lefty that may also help. It seems to me that you can continue the pattern as written without necessarily reversing the row. The pattern will be reversed but unless it's letters or something of that sort you'll be ok. Of course, you can reverse the row if you wish.
After doing a dozen of these, you'll certainly be the expert and we can come to you for lefty questions! Love to see a photo when you finish.
I'm a lefty but knit right-handed.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #15
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Welcome to Knitting Help!
That's a great tutorial for a centered double decrease. Thanks for the link. It works well left handed.
Here's a video for a pattern stitch knit lefty that may also help. It seems to me that you can continue the pattern as written without necessarily reversing the row. The pattern will be reversed but unless it's letters or something of that sort you'll be ok. Of course, you can reverse the row if you wish.
After doing a dozen of these, you'll certainly be the expert and we can come to you for lefty questions! Love to see a photo when you finish.
I'm a lefty but knit right-handed.
I watched that video, but because of the pattern that won't work. I did go visit a friend at my Joanne's store who is a knitter and a lefty she told me to do what I have been doing as a right handed only reverse which hand I use so I am going to give that a try and see if it works
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I figured I would share the entire directions and maybe it will make more sense and someone will be able to figure this out



Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1 K1-PL,K1
Row 2 K3
Row 3 K1,yo,K1,yo,K1
Row 4 K5
Row 5 K2,yo,K1,yo,K2
Row 6 K7
Row 7 K3,yo,K1,yo,K3
Row 8 K9
Row 9 K4,yo,K to the end of row

Repeat row 9 till there are 41 stitches

Center of cloth
K1,turn, K1 turn
K2,turn,K2 turn
K3,turn,K3 turn
K4,yo K to end of row

Repeat one more time

K4,YO,K3tog,K to end of the row - This is where I am stuck
Repeat till there are 11 stitches left on needle

K2,K3Tog,Yo,K1,Yo,K3Tog,K2
K4,Pl,K4
K1,K3 tog,Yo,K1,Yo,K3 Tog,K1
K3,Pl,K3
K3Tog,Yo,K1,Yo,K3 Tog
K2,Pl,K2
K3Tog,Yo,K2Tog
K1,Pl,K1
K3 bind off
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In looking at the directions I was able to mirror or do the opposite for the increase, How ever the decrease with the Yo and three together is what I am having a problem on, Since my left hand isn't my dominate hand it is a little tricky but I can't put pressure on my right hand so I am going to have to force myself to do this left handed
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If the k3tog is giving you grief you might find this version of Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth a little easier as it does k2tog and increases/decreases once on each row.

I admire your determination.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #19
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Hang on I am going to try and post photo's of one that was done with the right hand and the one I am working on with the left hand
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:34 PM   #20
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Ok the Pink one is the one I did right handed the Green and white is what I am working on with my left hand
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