I've been knitting for a few months, English style. My left wrist is getting increasingly uncomfortable and I'm wondering if there's a commonly recognized, most ergonomic way to hold needles.
The way I hold needles is the same way as the videos on this website, with the exception that the right needle sits on top of my hand rather than my hand over the needle. My right wrist gets tired eventually but the pain isn't as bad as my left wrist. The left wrist gets tired more easily because I'm constantly shifting the loops up the needle with the index finger.
Did a lot of you experience the some pain when you first started knitting? Did the pain go away or did you have to switch to a different holding position or switch to continental? Continental looks uncomfortable to me since the left index finger is up holding the yarn, so I haven't tried it.