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by Jill Taylor
(Aurora, Colorado)

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.

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Apr 17, 2020
right or left
by: Ratchadawan

Patterns are written for right handed knitter unless specify. When the pattern tern says right hand needle, that means the working needle. For yours, it would be the left needle since you're working with the left needle while the right needle is just holding the stitches.

Thanks for the question. Have fun!


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