I've been using the English method since I started knitting (or at least attempting to knit :rofling
but was curious about Continental as it's supposed to be faster.
I was just trying it. Of course it was very slow as I am not used to it and it felt awkward, but my main problem was with the tension.
I find it easy to control the tension with my right hand using the English method, but with the other way I found it impossible to get any tension at all. Very loose. Holding the yarn with the same hand as the needle and not moving it I just couldn't get any tension control.
So, for Conti knitters out there, what's the deal? The trick? The skinny?