Are ya having trouble learning how to hold knitting needles? I thought you might. Believe me, I had so much trouble with it starting out. It felt so awkward holding them, and trying to figure out how to hold the yarn along with it. I think I probably tried out every method of holding needles before I found what worked for me. And that is our goal here. To figure out what works best for you!
Of course, you can always mix it up to what feels most comfortable to you. I still use multiple methods depending on what feels most comfortable at the moment, although I usually end up using the continental method. The best part about knitting is that it doesn’t matter if you’re right or left handed like it does with crochet. Mostly how you hold your knitting has to do with which hand you hold your yarn in. I call that really awesome! Woohoo! Let’s get started!! 🙂
The Scottish Method
First, this method is most commonly known as flicking. I hold the knitting needles under my hands and the yarn in my right hand. Apparently this method was started in the Northern part of Britain.
The Left Handed Method
If you’re left handed you might what to try this one. Of course you don’t have to use this method if you are left handed. In this method, I will hold the knitting needles under my palms and hold the yarn in my left hand.
The English Method
This method, I hold the right knitting needle between my thumb and pointer finger, while holding the yarn in my right hand. Fun fact, this method is frequently used in the US and UK.
The Continental Method
Next I’ll show you how to use the Continental method. I hold the knitting needles under my palms and use my left hand for the yarn. Oh, and this method is used mostly commonly in Continental Europe.
Did ya have fun learning how to hold your knitting needles and yarn?
I promise it does get more fun than this!!! 😀