Which Way to Work When You Stopped Knitting in the Middle of a Row

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While we would all love to have a never-ending knitting session, at some point, we have to set our knitting down. When it comes time to pick that project back up again, which way do you work? In this video, Jen Lucas explains just how easy it is to determine which way you need to knit when you stopped knitting in the middle of a row.

Jen first explains how to pick your knitting back up when you are working back and forth in rows. Whether you knit using the English knitting style, holding the yarn in your right hand, or the Continental knitting style, holding the yarn in your left hand, the yarn will be coming off the right-hand needle. She demonstrates picking up her project and knitting in both methods. Jen notes that if you are a true left-handed (as in the mirror image of traditional knitting), the yarn will be coming off the left needle.

For circular knitting projects that are worked in the round, the exact same thing is true – the yarn will be coming off the right-hand needle. Once again, Jen demonstrates picking up a project in the middle of the round and starts knitting it. She also suggests using a locking stitch marker to mark the Right Side of your project, as this can help you determine where you left off as well.

Have you ever picked up your knitting and knit in the wrong direction accidentally?

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