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Exchanging knit to crochet


Exchange knitting to crochet or crochet to knitting.

Left Hand Crochet / Knitting    

* I am happy for those left-handers who crochet right handed with no difficulty.

However, not all left-handers are alike and those who have difficulty learning to crochet or knit right-handed should not be discounted.

Left handed people who hook their hand when they write process information differently from those who turn their paper sideways.  Language for lefty's who turn their paper sidewise have language in both hemispheres of the brain while those who hook their hands are more like right handers.

The problems left handers experience is related to directionality.  I wrote backwards when learning to write and can still, to this day, do mirror writing although I have never practiced this skill.

If I want to learn a stitch in crocheting or knitting, I have to watch someone do it and then I transpose the stitch.  I knit/crochet left to right and I make check marks opposite to what right-handers do.

Left-handed people struggle in a right handed world every day of their lives.

Try tearing a sheet of waxed paper from a roll with your left hand and you will see what I mean.  The teeth slant the wrong way for left handed people and a tangled mess is the result.

Please don't add to the problem by saying it doesn't make a difference that hand one uses when learning to knit/crochet. 

Regards: Meriel