I have arthritis and my hands get tired. I'm also an English knitter, but modified. I don't throw the yarn anymore. It's sort of a combination of English and Continental. I can do Continental, but it's still awkward, but when I learned (recently in fact) how to hold the yarn in my right hand with the string coming up over my index finger that I could move the needle slightly and use just my finger to wrap the yarn around the needle. Your hand movement is greatly reduced and I have less "tired-feeling" hands when knitting in this way. I hope that all makes sense. I basically hold the yarn like Amy does in her videos, but instead of moving the whole hand I am using just the finger.
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knitncook there, too!
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