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Old 11-01-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Mirror knitting of left hand knitting?
I am wondering how I can knit without turning the work. would a right hand row and then a left handed continental row work or would I have to knit a right handed row and then knit backwards? and if I am going to knit left handed or mirror to not turn the work should I do a garter swatch like I did when I learned to knit right handed?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:28 PM   #2
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Is this what you're asking about? She shows Continental and English (or American as she calls it) styles.

KNITFreedom - Knit Backwards: Save Time By Knitting Backwards

I've used it on entrelac. I played around with it when I was knitting just to get the hang of it.
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Left handed knitting is a whole different thing. It's where you actually knit the stitches from the right needle to the left. Most left handers actually knit right handed so they don't have to change the pattern since the vast majority of patterns are written for right handers.

Continental and English are the most common of several methods of knitting. In continental you carry the yarn in your left hand and English you carry it in the right hand.

What you'd need is to learn to knit backwards like the link GG posted.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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4 types of knitting I know
Did you know that there are 4 basic types of knitting? They are: Right handed English(I do that), Right handed continental, Left handed english(backwards knitting), and Left handed continental
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Originally Posted by Caters View Post
Did you know that there are 4 basic types of knitting? They are: Right handed English(I do that), Right handed continental, Left handed english(backwards knitting), and Left handed continental
Add Portuguese (my style), Norweigian, and the eastern European varieties and we have a knitting smorgasbord to celebrate!

I tried but never quite got the hang of knitting backwards, forwards was challenge enough for me. I admire those who can.
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I've yet to manage a decent purl stitch English style. Portuguese knitting is on my list of Things I Will Do. Learning to spell Portuguese is also on that list.
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Learning to spell Portuguese is also on that list.
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I've yet to manage a decent purl stitch English style. Portuguese knitting is on my list of Things I Will Do. Learning to spell Portuguese is also on that list.


Now you've got me wondering if I need to add learning to spell portuguese to my list too.
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Nothing on Right handed continental
Why can't I find any videos on right handed continental knitting if it exists. I can find videos on: Right handed english, Left handed english(or backwards knitting), and Left handed continental but not Right handed continental. I know it exists so why can't I find videos on it?
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