First of all, please excuse the bad photography. I just charged my battery, but it was showing low battery on the camera anyway. I need a new camera.
With both of these swatches, I used KnitPicks Essential sock yarn. I used KP Harmony DPN in size 3. The only difference is the top swatch was English knitting, and the bottom was Continental.
English gauge: 8 or 9 stitches per inch. (I can't tell - bad eyesight - need new glasses.)
Continental gauge: 6 stitches per inch.
I love Continental, but I'm so sloppy with it! See the holes? Those are NOT dropped stitches. I think those are from my tension being way too loose. I'm constantly picking up the thread again and re-wrapping it around my finger to get the tension again. The yarn slips up my pinkie finger as I knit, making my tension too loose. If I wrap twice, then i'm too tight and I can't pull the yarn through my fingers at all. When I knit Continental, my stitches are so loose they just glide right off the needle. When I knit English, I often have to fight with the yarn.
I would like to stick with Continental, but I'm a much neater knitter with English.
Any comments, suggestions, etc. would be appreciated.