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How to hold the yarn and knit with the right hand

Knitting with the right hand also has many benefits. There is more control over the working yarn and tension, which means it is easier to produce an even fabric. However, the use of a small group of muscles by the right-handed knitter can mean that it is more likely that the rest of the body does not relax but becomes tense and painful.
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Step 1

Holding the yarn: Wrap the yarn around the fingers as shown. The important thing is the ability to control the flow of the yarn through the fingers and around the needle.

How to hold the yarn and knit with the right hand

Step 2

Knitting: Insert the RH needle into the next stitch. Stretch the index finger of the right hand towards the tip of the RH needle and wrap the yarn around the tip of the needle from back to front and from right to left. Draw the tip of the RH needle through the stitch, hooking the loop at the same time and drop the stitch just worked off the LH needle.

How to hold the yarn and knit with the right hand
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How to hold the yarn and knit with the right hand
Knitting with the right hand also has many benefits. There is more control over the working yarn and tension, which means it is easier to produce an even fabric. However, the use of a small group of muscles by the right-handed knitter can mean that it is more likely that the rest of the body does not relax but becomes tense and painful.

Step 1

Holding the yarn: Wrap the yarn around the fingers as shown. The important thing is the ability to control the flow of the yarn through the fingers and around the needle.

How to hold the yarn and knit with the right hand

Step 2

Knitting: Insert the RH needle into the next stitch. Stretch the index finger of the right hand towards the tip of the RH needle and wrap the yarn around the tip of the needle from back to front and from right to left. Draw the tip of the RH needle through the stitch, hooking the loop at the same time and drop the stitch just worked off the LH needle.

How to hold the yarn and knit with the right hand