Monday, September 16, 2013

Knitting for Lefties

Earlier this month I was preparing for the third time for a student who wanted to learn how to knit left-handed. 

As I was about to set up my video camera to shoot some instructional videos on how to cast on, knit and purl left-handed, I checked out youtube first and found a goldmine of videos.  As you can see from my photos left-handed knitting does not come easy to me (In the second picture I am holding the yarn in the wrong hand ).
So, why re-invent the wheel?  I will add links in my knitting basics handout and after watching several videos I want to recommend the ones I deem to be the best.

Long Tail Cast-on:



For a list of "knit left-handed continental":

Among all the videos I watched I want to recommend "yarn craft for lefties by Bill Souza".  I found his videos to show the clearest instructions on a wide range of stitches: