I learned how to knit continental style. My joke is that I know how to knit. But only the knit stitch. But can not get the hang of the purl stitch in the continental method. But I am fine with only knitting as I am not interested in attempting anything such as reversing patterns for sweaters, etc. Knitting is perfect for 8 in squares and scarfs. I do crochet and know how to crochet many different crochet stitches - left-handed. So, I can crochet and 'knit' - left-handed. :)
Good for you! I am left-handed, too, and it took me a long time to learn how to knit when I was a child. I finally got the hang of it by watching someone knit from the back side of her work. Then it made sense to me! I knit right-handed now but I crochet with my left hand. I do everything else with my left hand. My husband and one of my sons are left handed, too. We are the majority in this family!! Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year!
That is the way I taught my daughter, who is right-handed and right-handed Brownies how to crochet - we sat across from each other. It is a lot easier to learn (left to right or right to left) that way, than sitting next to each other. It was like looking into a mirror. Everything is opposite but when you are teaching 'opposite', it becomes the 'same' and the best way to teach and learn. I hope that makes sense. :)
That makes perfect sense...probably only to us lefties, though!
Hi Elizabeth, although I do most things with my left hand, I crochet with my right ! Probably because my aunt was right handed and I learned from her :-)