Britney - posted on 01/01/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I recently learned how to knit using the English method, and a friend of mine said that the Continental method is faster and is easier on joints. Well...I tried to learn Continental, and it is very difficult for me to get the handle of. The tension is hard to control, and I feel like I have to guide the yarn onto the needle with my left middle finger, which seems counterproductive.
Those of you who have tried both, is it worth the struggle to relearn a new technique? I am working on a blanket, and my hands start to ache after a day of knitting on and off. I read that switching between Continental and English can help you knit longer without experiencing repetive motion injuries. Thoughts?