Teaching Left Handed Knitting – Tips?
So, I learned to knit at about age 7 or 8 and have been knitting off and on ever since. One of my friends recently asked if I would teach her, so I dusted off some needles, cast on and knit a few rows on two sets, and we sat down to have our first lesson. She kept trying to do it backwards and it dawned on me that she is left handed! I didn’t think it was right to expect her to learn it my way, so I decided to learn it left handed myself and THEN try to teach her. So far I am doing well enough to show her but it is a real indication of how hard it is to do this contrary from what is natural.
I noticed that there is a very slight natural twist to the individual stitches on the needle that makes it tricky to knit into the front of the stitch, is there any reason one should not knit into the back of the stitch? That is just one thing I haven’t determined, I’m sure as I go there will be other things to work out.
I have yet to find anyone who knits left handed to give me any pointers so here I am at the fountain-head of all knowlege. If anyone has any suggestions or tips for knitting left handed, it would be greatly appreciated.