Left handed knitter-glittens

summer_fashionAugust 20, 2009

I'm left handed and was told by someone who is very expert in knitting that as a left hander I would have a hard time knitting the glittens that I got the patterns for. Is there any special way for a left hander to knit glittens? Would all knitting patterns be hard to work with because they're for right handed knitters? I have a lot of nice patterns but I guess they're all for right handed knitters. Thank you. Margaret

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I don't think your left handedness would affect you knitting so much as being a beginner knitting a difficult pattern like glittens. In my experience with left handers they don't do everything with their left hands. My husband is left handed and he eats and writes with his left hand and throws a ball with his right.

You use both hands to knit and if you are a beginner it will be awkward at first anyway. Try knitting a scarf first. Then you can get the tension right. If I could I'd show you how to knit the European way. Where you hold the wool in your right hand and knit with the left.

You won't know unless you try. Give it a whirl. Don't let someone else tell you what you can or can't do. You can if you want to.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 9:20PM
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Okay I too cannot imagine why it would matter. And the only way to find out is to try! IF you are worried about it, make the first pair you try out of a cheap acrylic yarn rather than an expensive yarn (if that were your plan).


    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 9:34PM
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I'm a lefty and have knitted for over 40 years...I've never had a second thought about it. It's crochet that I sometimes have a challenge with.


    Bookmark   August 23, 2009 at 3:33PM
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