right or left
by Jill Taylor
I am an experienced knitter. I am left handed. I can knit in either the conventional (throw the yarn over) or the continental (pick up the stitch with the needle. I get confused when patterns say "on the right hand needle" because when I am doing conventional the finished stitches are on my right hand needle and when I am doing continental the finished stitches are on my left hand needle. Which is the pattern referring to? Finished stitches to be stitched when they refer to the right hand needle.