Before I show you the anatomy of a left handed knit stitch, I want to show you what a knit stitch looks like.
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If you look at the above photo you will see some little green Vs. Those are outlining the knit stitch. Each V is one stitch. Each stitch has a leading leg and a back leg.
left handed knitters knit from the right needle to the left needle with their forward progression moving to the right and the front of the stitch facing the left.
This means then that lefties have the leading leg sitting BEHIND the needle and the back leg is sitting in FRONT of the needle. It is important to know this as it will come up again when I go over how to make the knit and purl stitches.
Once the stitch is knitted it easy to see why the leading leg is behind the needle. It becomes the left side of the knit stitch.
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