Originally Posted by sandy57th
I have to disagree!-- When you knit Thrown, you are bringing the yarn around the right needle tip with you right hand, and if Continental, then you are manipulating the right hand needle around the yarn. Either way, it's a right-hand oriented action.
Have you seen this article?
You focus only on what the right hand does. The left
hand grabs the right needle while still holding the left
needle when the right hand wraps the thread, then when the right hand picks the right needle back up the left
hand has to hold the next stitch on the needle. My left
hand is not that dexterous which is why I don't knit English. I just tried it, grabbing and letting go of the right needle with my left
while still holding onto the left
needle is too quick for my left
to handle. I drop stitches and my right needle falls out dropping multiple stitches.
Since my left
hand can't handle English knitting
does that mean English knitting
is already left handed knitting
, or does it mean it's awkward for me because it's not how I knit?
I don't manipulate the right hand needle around the yarn when knitting
Continental. I flick the yarn around with my left
. I don't recall ever seeing anyone who manipulates the needle like it was a crochet hook (I wrap with my left
when crocheting too).
My right inserts the needle, the left
wraps it, the right pulls it through, they both pull apart.
I just pinched my right needle against my leg and knitted all with motion from my left
hand, move the loops onto the right needle steering with my left
, flicked the yarn around with my left
and pulled the loops off with my left
. All my right hand did was hold the needle down and hold the stitches on the needle.
Two out of three of those articles you posted says the same, that knitting
is neither left
or right handed
(I didn't watch the video). Sure if you truly can't get it forwards it may be worth it to knit backwards, just like it's worth it to try any number of the multitudes of styles until you find one that works.
But if it's just because it's awkward it's going to be even more awkward to rethink instructions forever.
backward for entrelac your backward knits are actually the purls in the pattern. So do you reverse all the Ks to Ps in patterns and think of all backwards slopes as forward slopes or do you flip WS for RS and reverse all shaping to the other side? Either way it's a little much for a newbie to take on unless they have no other option.
When you're a backwards knitter and you're knitting
entrelac you're going to knit forwards to avoid turning the piece just like a forwards knitter knits backwards to avoid turning the piece, so what's the difference as far as handedness goes? It's forwards and backwards, not left