One-Handed Knitting Tutorial – Casting On

Since learning to knit, I have been utterly addicted and extremely chuffed that I found a way around a seemingly two-handed activity. When I was searching for tutorials, there were very few one-handed tutorials. They either consisted of two-handed knitters awkwardly attempting one-handed knitting, or showed people knitting one-handed but offered no instruction as to how to do it if you’ve never knitted before, or guidance on their technique as a one-handed knitter.

So even though I hate the idea of my ugly hand being on show the way it is in this video, I wanted to offer a useful alternative anyone out there who was like me- wanting to learn but convinced it was not possible. My way may not work for you but feel free to contact me if you want to work out a way – I’ll do my best to help with my knowledge.

I hope this video is helpful, enjoy and good luck!

A tutorial on casting on one-handed for those with an upper body disability.

Please let me know if you have any questions, this in’t the best view for learning, I just wanted to show it could be done and how.

If you’re missing your left hand, I would place the left needle under your arm and using the left handed (this seems contradictory but most knitting is ‘right-handed’ and I’m missing right hand) tutorial below you can follow my process but in reverse.

There are some useful links below, & a link to my blog if you’re interested. Thanks for watching!

Casting on Tutorial:

Beginner Tutorial:

Left handed knitting:

Yarn: Patons Big Fab – John Lewis
Needles: 9mm Plastic


6 thoughts on “One-Handed Knitting Tutorial – Casting On

  1. This is incredible. You are such an inspiration. Keep up the good work. I’m new to the world of blogging ang have only just started mine up…..Im so glad I came across your blog….you have inspired me so much…πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ


    • Thank you for your kind words! I wish I could reach more people- well, more amputees to show them it’s possible, especially as it’s so relaxing and helps with anxiety! But I figure one-step at a time! πŸ™‚


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