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Crochet to Knit

It's strange. In learning to knit, I keep seeing two different ways to knit - Continental and English. The main difference is which hand you use to work the yarn. In English, you use the right hand, and Continental uses the left. Everything I've seen says that most knitters in the US use the English method and work the yarn with their right hand.

I've had a hard time following the pictures of certain things, because I am using my left hand.

I think I have figured out why. I started out with crochet. I hold a crochet hook in my right hand and stitch with my left hand. That carried over to knitting. I am much more comfortable using my left hand to work things.

Guess I better get used to searching out 'continental method' instructions! :)

BTW - I came into some awesome merino yarn today and am trying another soaker, this one knit, for Kerri. YAY!


Dec. 30th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I must crochet differently than you!
I hold the needle in my right hand and I stitch with the needle?! I only use my left hand to hold what I'm working on.

But then I am one of those taught my self from books people, I've never actually seen any one crochet.......
Dec. 30th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
No, that's what I mean. The needle is in the right hand, and my working yarn is in my left hand, along with the work in progress.