Learn Left Hand Knit Stitch

Left Handed Knit Stitch

 Knitting for left handed people. Note how the yarn is wrapped under the large finger of the left hand. Use this finger to create proper tension on the working yarn.


The left needle will be used to pull a loop through the first stitch on the right needle. To get ready to do this, slip left needle through first loop from front to back. Needle inserts on right side of stitch.

Wrap the yarn around the point of the left  needle, from back to front and then give the yarn a little tug so that it pulls down between the two needles. 


All that is just preparation so that you can now slip a loop through a loop. Using the tip of your left needle, grab that new string that is positioned through your two needles and pull it solidly to the front of your work. Then slip the old stitch off. 

The goal in learning these steps is to get to the point where you can do a whole knit stitch in one easy movement, but don't get discouraged. In your lifetime you will do billions of knit stitches and it will become second nature to you. You'll be able to do it blindfolded! 

Knit across the whole row repeating each knit stitch the same. When you come to the end of the row, turn and do it all again. You are making what is called "garter stitch." 

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