I knit with the yarn in my left hand, I guess that’s called continental? Also, I used to be a massage therapist and my hands are very messed up from that. Because of that, I can’t hold things very tightly. I even have to vary how I wrap the yard around my fingers because some days I can’t hold the yarn tightly enough. The repetitive motion of knitting doesn’t hurt my hands (actually seems to help a bit) but I can’t do things that take a lot of tension or pressure.
My stitches seem pretty regular and I find the left handed knitting to go pretty quickly. However, my stitching is pretty loose. To get gauge, I usually have to go down a needle size or two.
So far I’ve only made socks and hats. I’m feeling pretty confident and ready to start my first sweater soon. However, I’m wondering if my loose knitting is going to cause any problems. Is this a problem or a bad habit that I’m going to have to correct soon? Or can I go on knitting confidently knowing that my knitting will work itself out?