Being Knitterly tutorials

How to crochet and knit tutorials

I’d love you all to come to my classes and workshops, but apart from there not being enough spaces, many of you don’t live nearby. So, if you’d like to improve your crochet and knitting or learn new techniques, but can’t come to my short courses and workshops, you might be interested in my hand-knit and crochet tutorials.

Because there’s quite a few now, I’ve been reorganising them; in this blog post, I tell you how to search for knit and crochet tutorials.

Hand-knit tutorials

You can find a link to hand-knit tutorials on the right of the page under “Being Knitterly blog categories”. Or you can look under “Tags” and choose from Left-handed knitting tutorials or Right-handed knitting tutorials. Or you can scroll down and click on one of the buttons below. These appear at the end of all tutorial blog posts.

Do you knit left-handed or right-handed? Most people knit right-handed, including some left-handed people. Occasionally a right-handed person knits left-handed, and sometimes right- or left-handed people think they knit one way, but actually knit the other. It can be confusing! Just to be sure, I’ve included short descriptions for knitting right-handed and knitting left-handed.

When you write your working hand is the one holding the pen or pencil. That’s fairly obvious! It’s not so obvious which is the working hand when knitting since you use both hands. So, how do you know? You insert the needle in your working hand into stitches on the needle held by your non-working hand. It doesn’t matter which hand you use to hold the yarn or whether you pick or throw. Your working hand does the work of making new stitches and moving them from the needle in the non-working hand to the one in the working hand.

Tutorials for knitting right-handed

You knit right-handed if your working hand is your right hand and because you insert your right-hand needle into stitches on your left-hand needle, your stitches move from your left- to your right-hand needle as you knit.

Tutorials for knitting left-handed

You knit left-handed if your working hand is your left hand and because you insert your left-hand needle into stitches on your right-hand needle, your stitches move from your right- to your left-hand needle as you knit.

Crochet tutorials

You can find a link to crochet tutorials on the right of the page under “Being Knitterly blog categories”. Or you can look under “Tags” and choose from tutorials for Left-handed crochet tutorials or Right-handed crochet tutorials. Or you can scroll down and click on one of the buttons below. These appear at the end of all tutorial blog posts.

Do you crochet left-handed or right-handed? This is more obvious than for knitting. You hold your hook in your working hand. Again it doesn’t matter which hand holds the yarn. Most crocheters will hold their yarn in their non-working hand, but a few hold both their hook and yarn in the working hand.

Tutorials for crocheting right-handed

You crochet right-handed if you hold your hook in your right hand and you make new stitches from right to left.

Tutorials for crocheting left-handed

You crochet left-handed if you hold your hook in your left hand and you make new stitches from left to right.

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