One-handed Knitting Tutorial – The Knit Stitch

I’m a recent convert to the world of knitting and crochet and although it was challenging at first, I’ve found ways around so that I can do it too.

I want to share my method and help any beginner one-handed knitters out there or those keen to give it a go but don’t think they can. Without further ado, below is my one-handed knit stitch tutorial – I hope it’s helpful!

Essentially my technique is to wrap the yarn around my elbow/amputee arm to hold it tight and keeping my right needle stationary under my armpit. The hardest bit is getting tension and finding a system that allows you to pull tight but keep a flow.

I’ll post a video soon on playing around with the yarn and tension as this video mostly focusses on¬†how to do the knit stitch one handed.

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 casting on tutorial¬†if you’re interested. Thanks for watching!

Beginner Knitting Tutorial:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONVQCK_-rKc&index=2

Left handed knitting:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b21msW3cS34&index=9

My One-handed Casting On Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6OyU0SM5rs

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

My blog: https://elisabethward04.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElisabethWard04
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