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Old 11-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #11
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Try the video links at the top of the page. Unless you're knitting left handed just don't worry about left handed anything. It just confuses.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #12
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continental is not just left handed. There is a right handed version of it. I just can't find anything to do with right handed continental.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #13
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I don't understand what you mean by "right handed Continental." I am right handed, I hold the needle making the stitches in my right hand, I knit Continental style. Do you mean holding the working needle in your left hand and the working yarn in your right hand? That would be something like in the video I posted the link for when she knits backwards English style. Are you wanting to start knitting left handed entirely or do you want to sometimes avoid turning your work?
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Originally Posted by Caters View Post
continental is not just left handed. There is a right handed version of it. I just can't find anything to do with right handed continental.
99% of videos will be for right handed methods, both English and continental. I'm not sure why you can't find anything. If you look up continental knitting the vast majority will be for right hand knitting.



As long as you're moving stitches from the left needle to right you're knitting right handed. There are videos for both types, English and continental in the video section at the top of the page. Many of the videos have both techniques.

Knit stitch-
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knit-stitch
Purl stitch-
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/purl-stitch

Etc......
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I want to sometimes do left handed english(backwards knitting and purling) I just wonder if I should do a garter stitch swatch like I did for the right handed english. and style of knitting doesn't pertain to handedness. There is a right handed and a left handed version of each style despite the fact that english knitting is called right handed knitting sometimes and continental knitting is sometimes called left handed knitting.
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Left hand knitting and backward knitting are two different things. Do you mean you don't want to turn and purl? Normal backward knitting is not considered left handed.
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I have watched a video on left handed english and it is knitting backwards. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTwtObwnMh0
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Originally Posted by Caters View Post
I want to sometimes do left handed english(backwards knitting and purling) I just wonder if I should do a garter stitch swatch like I did for the right handed english.


Sure. Go for it. Make a swatch. I think you'll enjoy it immensely.
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yeah but should it be garter or stockinette?
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If you scroll down you can find some videos that might interest you.

Make a garter stitch swatch and stockinette swatch. That way you'll really get the hang of it. Who wants to choose one and not the other, this way you can do the garter stitch first and then the stockinette. WIN WIN !!!
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