I just remembered a similar problem with bowstring making.
People would use CW and CCW and trying to figure out what they were saying was impossible not knowing where they were looking from (bowstrings are worked on from the side like knitting needles).
I tried to get people to use a more accurate “right hand twist” and “left hand twist” like threads on a bolt which are not dependent on perception.
It didn’t work and most were machinist types that should’ve been able relate the twists of a string to the threads on a bolt.
But if you care,
//// is a left handed twist.
\\ is a right handed twist. (Come to think of it I couldn’t ever get one to use slashes to describe what they were saying.)
If you try to get it to catch on I wish you better luck than I had with bowstrings. I think you’d get enough blank stares informing people that rows of knitting are coils of yarn.