Last week at my weekly knitting night we started discussing Ysolda Teague’s video of designer Stephen West knitting and her challenge for others to take videos of themselves knitting and post them. Ana graciously shot a video for me and I posted it to Instagram. Before I knew it, I had quite a few comments.
As I said in my bio, I learned to knit from my beloved Grandma Ruthie when I was very young, probably 6 or 7 years old. I have always been strongly left-handed and my grandmother was right-handed. The best I have been able to figure she sort of coached me, and I picked up the rest by watching her knit and trying to translate it to my hands. This means that I don’t knit like anyone else I know. Sometimes I mirror what right-handed knitters do, and sometimes I have my own way of doing things.
Several friends and followers suggested that I post my video, and slow it down so you can see what is happening.
The first video is the original video shot by Ana at knit night:
The second video is the same video, but slowed down considerably so you can see what my hands are doing.
And the third video is one I shot of myself this past weekend, when a friend asked how I purl.
So how do you knit?