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Topic: Knitting Vs. Crochet: which would you recommend?  (Read 12857 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2005 10:21:07 AM »

I am glad to see the different opinions. However as a left hander-which one is easier for lefties-Crochet or Knitting? Lefties I would appreciate some feedback since I am having trouble grasping the both of them.

Thanks Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2005 10:37:59 AM »

I am glad to see the different opinions. However as a left hander-which one is easier for lefties-Crochet or Knitting? Lefties I would appreciate some feedback since I am having trouble grasping the both of them.

Thanks Smiley

i (the creator of this board  Wink) am also a leftie. i never thought of that question (which is better for left-handed people) but now that you posted it i realize that is a GREAT ques. and i would like to get some feedback as well!
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2005 10:44:28 AM »


I learned how to knit and crochet from a Readers Digest "Encyclopedia of Needlecraft", it's old, but it has pretty good how-tos on knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, macrame...

ha! i have that book too! i consider those publications bibles, if you can ever get your hands on one. i only crochet, but it has been an INVALUABLE resource.

the cooking one is great, too- if you can find one. almost as good as the old joy of cooking books
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2005 10:53:10 AM »

my little brother is left handed and he said it was easier to crochet then knit. he's tryed both but with all the needles in knitting he really couldn't tell what my grandma was trying to teach him. crocheting he could see everything
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2005 11:34:39 AM »

From what I've heard, lefties *might* find knitting continental style easier, since you hold the yarn in your left hand. I'm a righty continental knitter myself, having never been able to get the hang of English style. No idea about crocheting though...

Hmm... seems like a few of us have mums with the good ol' Reader's Digest tome. That thing really IS a bible.  I refer to it frequently! I wish I had the cooking version.. I have the original Joy of Cooking kicking around somewhere, I really should go dig it out!
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2005 11:47:19 AM »

I'm a leftie and I taught myself how to crochet and to knit.  Learning how to knit was easier for me because I learned by reading text descriptions of the hand monvements and not looking at pictures.  Learning how to crochet was harder because I couldn't find good descriptions and had to use step-by-step pictures (of right-handed crocheters).

Now that I understand how to do both, I mostly crochet.

By the way, I still don't know if I knit Continental or English.  I'm guessing I really don't do either because I figured out what worked best for me.
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2005 06:12:56 AM »

I taught myself to crochet first, left handed.  Knitting I was doing in English style.  For me, knitting didn't have a "handedness" to it, where crochet did (I hold my hook like a pencil, and it just falls out of my right hand Cheesy ). 

It was actually sort of hard to learn continental knitting after getting good at English (yarn in right hand) knitting.  It took a week or two of dogged practice for it to feel okay.  Now I can hold the yarn in either hand when knitting, so that's nice.  The only problem I had learning to knit was a good descrption on the purl stitch.  After going through many books, I finally learned and it was smooth sailing after that.  There weren't as many good books back then, and i learned most of my basics from a Coats "Learn How" booklet.

They're about the same to me as far as which one is easier to learn.  It depends on the person more than anything else.

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2005 06:07:40 PM »

Try both to see what you like better.......

I found knitting to be more forgiving on my wrists when I was doing something for a long period of time

But less forgiving when I made a mistake, you basically had to rip everything out & start over a lot

I perfer crochet because you can make more "things" & there is more variety

AND I can make more short projects....(I have crafting A.D.D sometimes  Wink)
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2005 08:16:29 PM »

xocrazy4uxo I just want to know where you got that cool stick people picture from.... the one that says take this and break it.  it's cool.
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2005 08:56:39 PM »

xocrazy4uxo I just want to know where you got that cool stick people picture from.... the one that says take this and break it.  it's cool.

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