K, I have a question for both of ya...Have either of you guys crocheted before (doesn't matter if it's a doily or just a chain). You would hold the yarn in your left hand just like you would for crocheting. The needle motion is similar also, where you go into the stitch and "grab" or "pick" the yarn and pull it through the stitch. Same concept with conti.
In english, you are used to the right hand knitted stitches just moving along rather nicely and not bunching up on you. In conti. you have to consciously move those stitches so they don't bunch up and your gauge gets all messed up. So every once in a while you have to rearrange your stitches so that they feed nicely up to the points. Another little point is to not move the yarn hand very much at all, it's pretty much all in the wrist, not the fingers like english.
You also don't want to choke your needles (trying to keep the yarn tension). Wrap the yarn aroung your little finger and have it rest close to your hand in that joint ditch or on that 2nd knuckle bend. That way your pinky curls and that holds your yarn to tension pretty much without binding up. Then have the yarn go under your 2 middle fingers and then up and over the index finger.Another little tip is if the yarn is thin or slick, wrap the yarn twice around your index finger and rembember it's not a wiggly snake so don't strangle it. Let the yarn flow through your fingers as you go. You will get better tension and the muscles in your hands will start to remember what they are supposed to do as you get more experience.
Hope that helps at least a little bit.