But one of the girls in my spinning group gave me a crash course in Continental Knitting recently, and now I've switched right over. It's faster, and I have alot less tension in my hands and arms. I was finding my hand cramping up the English way!
I use this knit technique (and the second method of holding the yarn):
And after some you tubing around found this tutorial for purling, which I found the easiest to do:
I now find my hands are relaxed as I knit, and almost have that flowy crochet feeling. It was awkward to start with, but only because I had been doing it the other way for so long. I'm glad I persevered and made the switch.
I started with just the knit stitch, on an 'in the round project', or maybe a garter stitch project would be good. Then I attempted the purling on a k1p1 project, which was a little wonky and uneven, but my second k/p project had found me with more even tension. Now I don't think there's any difference, except maybe I'm a slightly looser knitter a good thing as I always used to knit too tight!
Which way do you knit?