I’ve been knitting continental for a while now, and I’m getting quite smooth and fast. It’s changed my knitting. What it has not changed, however, is my purling. I CANNOT purl continental for the life of me. If I’m working stockinette on a back-and-forth piece, I simply work the knit side in continental and the purl side in English (throwing). You can imagine that I avoid ribbing at all costs, because switching every stitch or two is a nightmare. I have to do it all English, which is so much slower, and drives me nuts.
I’ve been knitting a lot of garter stitch lately, and I’ve actually grown to love it. Boy, does it eat up the yarn, though!
I went on the hunt for good continental purling videos, and found this one, which compares/contrasts continental purling/knitting with throwing (English):
How do you knit/purl? Have any other good videos to recommend, specifically ones that show you how to purl continental? I know there are loads, but I don’t have time to screen.