OK, so I'm a total newbie, and taught myself how to cast on and knit yesterday w/ the videos here on the site. I know how to crochet (although just started that about 2 months ago..) so the Continental method of knitting was VERY natural yesterday. However, today, with purling, I just CAN't get the purl w/ the Continental method
. My hand ends up all cramped and contorted! But, I tried w/ the English method, and it seems OK.
My question is... can I knit w/ the Continental method and purl w/ the English method... at least to start with? I know for ribbing and such, I'll need to hold the yarn w/ the same hand (so get used to the Continental method) for the row to be efficient and not get things rapped around... but for stockinette, since I'm flipping my work anyway, would it work to use Continental for one and English for the other?