That's the way my mum knits, only in Ireland we don't call it "Irish Cottage knitting" it's just called knitting
. I do plain old English which my mum keeps correcting me on, I keep meaning to switch but I'll have to basicly relearn how to hold the yarn as I do my tension my own weird way. I am set in my ways.
I asked about it on here
before but I wasn't too good at describing it, think it's called "lever action English"