Confessions of a Left-Hand Knitter

Exploring the Possibilities

Knitting Left Handed

on May 19, 2013

I know it has been a long time since I have posted updates on my various project, but I wanted to focus on the process of knitting. This post will be about knitting left-handed and different ways of knitting. I will be updating on my various projects over the next couple days.

Last night, I was you-tubing and looking at knitting stuff, such as the Russian Join, which is awesome (if I can pull it off). Here is a video for the Russian Join technique, of connecting a new ball of yarn:

What lead me to look up left-handed knitting videos was the lady in the above video, seemed familiar with previous searches of left-hand knitting haters; however, it was not her, but then I stumbled across videos for knitting through the back loop or Ktbl and realized that not only do I knit left-handed but also I knit through the back loop (ARGH!!!!!) Seriously… I still get the same results, but now I am all types of backwards. Here is a video of the technique:

I find this humorist because I can do the reverse of what the video is demonstrating and get the same effects… but who wants to constantly think about these things… sometimes you just want to knit. 🙂

According to his other videos I purl sorta the “correct” way; however, this the way I am “supposed” to be knitting:

I do plan to explore this technique of knitting, after completing my projects. I think I should learn this way due to easier translations of things like SSK and ktbl. However, the stubborn and rebellious side of my wants to develop my own style of knitting. But I will try it out… going to be re-learning to knit all over again. Hopefully it won’t be too bad!!

So this week, I will give updates on my projects, details of my various yarn hauls, and knitting books that I have recently brought and those I cherish. Have a great week everybody.  🙂



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