I have been needle knitting since age of 8. This I thought was lost for me since a car accident changed my situation 8 years ago. I was found left with 1 hand and didn’t want to entirely give up my crafting hobbies so I started to loom knit about 3 years ago.
I have a theory that it took my brain this long to change from right handed thinking to left handed. I was making a bookmark for valentines day and got a bit frustrated on the limitations of loom with little project. Said and done being the personality I have I went and bought needles again since I had given mine away after the accident. I started casting on, spent time looking up aids, thinking about how unpractical they seemed. I tried knitting with long straight needles that I used some rubber band to attach to what I had left of my right overarm. It felt stiff. Day after I went and bough circular needles and they work much better. I just hold them against my stump and knit on as usual. My left hand is doing most work and it is slow but here is the result of Hitchhiker scarf I started on 4 days ago.



2 thoughts on “Cheating!

  1. Merri … the pattern and colors are really pretty! I have been wanting to learn to needle knit for a long time. I actually did a tiny little bear scarf last fall as a first project — I needed this extra push. If you can knit with the hurdles you have, I sure can learn too 🙂

    • Terry I think it’s totally worth while to learn. Drops garnstudio has videos that are really slowly done that I found helpful. But then I didn’t have to deal with being a total beginner either.
      As for the pattern I used to buy needle patterns sometimes if I liked them. I would look at them and dream a bit, so was the story with this one too. I even go Renee’s loom version of it and made two with AIO loom but I didn’t make one for me as I like thinner ones to wear. The yarn is sock yarn I got on sale. I casted on socks but never got that far. I guess it was meant to be something else :).

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