Originally Posted by TangoLima
This may be a bigger topic than I bargain for, but...
is there any advantage to continental knitting vs. "regular" knitting other than personal preference.
I see a lot of the videos are done using continental knitting, but I learned the "regular" way. Am I missing out on something or short-changing myself?
I learned English throwing style knitting and somewhere along the line I decided to try out Continental. And I was hooked, big time!
the following video shows a lot of the advantages to using continental and is the best "how to" I've seen on learning it.
I've found continental to be smoother (for me) and much faster. You'll have to try it out, get past the awkward-all-thumbs stage and decide for yourself, but you might really like it.
And I've found it a decided advantage to be able to knit with both styles, especially in working with two colors as in Fair Isle. Having control of the needles with both hands really is a valuable skill.
Let us know how it goes!