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How to Knit if You Are Left Handed

If you are left-handed, have you been wanting to learn to knit but don’t know where to start? Left-handed knitting is simply a mirror image of right-handed knitting and with a few modifications, a leftie can learn to knit.

We have researched online and collected links to freely available knitting tutorials and resources for lefties.  You’ll learn: 

  • How to cast on left-handed
  • How to knit left-handed
  • How to purl left-handed
  • How to cast off left-handed
  • How to increase
  • How to decrease
  • How to knit in the round left-handed

By following along with these knitting videos and photo tutorials, a left-handed person will see how easy it is to actually learn to knit. 

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Cable Stitch - Left-Handed

Cables are easy to do even for a leftie with this tutorial. The Left Handed Knitter

Cast Off - Left Handed Cast Off (Video)

A video showing the left handed cast off. The Knitting Site

Cast On - Knitted Cast-On Method

Left-handed people can learn how to cast on stitches using the knitted cast-on method with these instructions. Being Knitterly

Cast On - Left Handed Casting On (Video)

A video on how to long tail cast on for left-handers. The Knitting Site



Decreases - Right and Left Slanting Decreases for Lefties

Photo tutorials. I Made This

Decreasing - Slip, Slip, Knit (SSK)

Pictures and video tutorials for lefties. The Left Handed Knitter

How to Knit Left Handed

Learn how to cast on, knit and purl left-handed. Wikihow

How to Knit Left Handed - The Basics

This video will show you the basics of knitting for left handed knitters. Cyberseams



Increasing - Knit Front and Back (kfb)

A picture tutorial for a left-handed knitter. The Left Handed Knitter

Joining Stitches in the Round

A photo tutorial. I Made This

Knit Stitch & Purl Stitch - Left-Handed

A photo tutorial on how to do the knit stitch and the purl stitch if you are left-handed. I Made This

Knit Stitch - Left Handed Knit Stitch (Video)

A video on how to do the left handed knit stitch. The Knitting Site



Knitting in the Round

How to knit in the round for lefties. Noble Knits

Knitting in the Round

Left-handed knitters tutorial on how to knit in the round. I Made This

Left Handed Knitting Tutorials

Left Handed Knitting Tutorial for Beginners + Video. Noble Knits

Long Tail Cast On

How to do the long tail cast on left-handed. The Left Handed Knitter



Long Tail Cast On

A photo tutorial for lefties on the long tail cast on. I Made This

Picking Up Stitches

A short video on how to pick up stitches if you knit left-handed. Knitigating Circumstances

Purl Stitch

Two video tutorials for learning the purl stitch if you are left-handed. The first video shows the Purl Stitch in the English or “throw” method, and the second is the continental method. They both produce the same stitch, but you can choose which is more comfortable for you to do. Cyberseams

Purl Stitch

Learn how to knit the purl stitch left-handed. Wonder How To



Purl Stitch - Left Handed Purl Stitch (Video)

A video showing how to do the purl stitch for left-handers. The Knitting Site

Purl Stitch for Left-Handed Knitting

Learn the left-handed purl stitch. Learn to Knit











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