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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWJQvsZ6kT0&index=1
Left handed knitting:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b21msW3cS34&index=9
Yarn: Patons Big Fab – John Lewis
Needles: 9mm Plastic