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« on: January 09, 2006 04:05:36 PM »

Y'all, I need help.

I am a left-handed English throw knitter.  Meaning I hold my working needle in my left hand.  New stitches are worked from the right needle to the left needle.

I have two questions:

1) Should I use k2tog in place of a ssk and vice versa (right vs. left slanting)?

2) Should I follow a chart from left to right instead of right to left (line 1 read from left to right)?

Thanks all!

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006 01:37:03 PM »

1) I'm not sure about this one. I would think that knitting left handed would mean that change the direction of the slant to begin with, so a k2tog for you would slant the other way to begin with. Try it out on a test swatch to see.

2) Yes. You'll need to reverse charts and written instructions both, because you're working the stitches in the opposite direction.


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