I know this may seem biased, but you will find it so much easier to K1,P1 using the Continental method of knitting. Also, knitting using this method is so much faster. I don't even think about where to put my yarn (front or back) using the Continental method. It just comes naturally. I think if you give it a try, you won't go back to the slow English method. I learned this from a college friend who told me when still in my late teens to knit using the Continental method because it is so much faster. Therefore I never learned the English method - and watching the way the English method is done, and how slow it seems, I'm glad I didn't. Just my 50 cents worth. It might feel awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it, you'll zip right along!