Sbean, I am very left-handed, and was able to learn to knit in Continental style from the videos here.
You do everything just like normal, as far as what you do with the left needle and right needle, but you are holding the yarn in your left hand. Watch the "Continental Method" and "English Method" videos here (under "Basic Techniques" and then "Knit") and you can decide.
Originally Posted by mum2caden
I am a lefty too, and after trying all through my teens and early twenties, I finally figured out how to knit just after my 26th bithday.. with KH's videos. They are the ONLY thing that has ever worked for me..because everyone who tried to show me was either right handed, or were left handed, but just didn't knit that well themselves- so couldn't show me.
I think with knitting, it still manages to work out okay for a lefty to knit like a right handed person would- because you have to use both hands no matter what. But then, I am a yarn "thrower" or "wrapper" because my right hand isn't able to hold the yarn the way Amy does with her fingers of her right hand.
It's just another thing that we have to adapt to as lefties! lol
Your story is identical to mine! All the knitting books I'd picked up from the library in the past made no mention of Continental style and said that I should learn to knit mirror image and adjust all my patterns.
I could not get the hang of English knitting. There was just too much to coordinate with my right hand. With KH's videos, I was able to learn!
And I am a wrapper too.