I need some help.
My grandmother passed away in 2006, and just recently my grandfather has had to move out of their house to live in a nursing home. My grandmother was an avid knitter. She didn’t teach me to knit, but I taught myself since her passing. We’ve been cleaning out their attic, and found an afghan that my grandmother had started. It’s a Mary Maxim cable afghan. I have a copy of the pattern (I haven’t found it online).
[U][B]The problem:[/B][/U] Besides trying to figure out what row she left off on, my grandmother knit right-handed, or by moving stitches from the left needle to the right needle. I, on the other hand, knit backwards, by moving the stitches from the right needle to the left. Like I said, I taught myself to knit, and I am left-handed. I didn’t realize this was “wrong” until I started knitting more complicated items.
I would love to finish the afghan, but I am really confused how my backwards-knitting-style will allow me to do this without ruining it. First, I am going to put in a life line where she finished, so I won’t lose her knitting. I also think that for the cables, I will have to cable to the front when it says cable in back.
However, if I start where it would be natural for me to start, all the stitches look like they are twisted. Should I just reorient the stitches? I assume they look this way, because I am approaching the stitch from the opposite direction than she did.
What do you guys think? Can I fix this even though I knit backwards? Any other tips?
Thanks for reading this and for your help!