jlloyd, I am a left handed knitter who knits left handed English with a lever style throw. One of my daughter’s is left handed and knits left handed continental (holds the yarn in her right hand) and one is right handed and knits right handed continental (holding the yarn in her left hand). We all do fine! You will do fine staying left handed. Once you get used to a few basics, it’s not that hard to change the few things needed in a pattern.
While I agree that knitting is a two handed process, I believe that there is a dominant hand motion involved, so it’s not “equally” two handed. Many left handed knitters knit by using the left hand to make some of the motions that the right hand would have normally made even when knitting right handed. Nothing wrong with that as long as it works for them, but for strongly dominant left handers it may be harder to get to that point.
I can knit right handed English or continental and have done so enough to be able to teach right handers, despite my right hand being almost useless in terms of how strongly left handed I am. However, I just do not have the control and even tension knitting right handed that I do knitting left handed. I knit lever instead of continental because the left hand gets to do almost everything that way, and that works best for me.
When my left handed daughter was ready to learn, I had her try both English and Continental. She felt more comfortable with continental and it serves her well. She’s been knitting for just over a year and you can see some of her project at www.pinkdandelion.com I think you will agree that knitting left handed hasn’t slowed her down too much
Do what is most comfortable and works best for YOU and let us know if you need any help