iv been trying to learn to knit for about a week now and as i crochet thought i would start with continental style. which generally seems to be going fine.
im getting the knit stitch ok but a having trouble with the purl. it seems the left hand has a lot to do. i insert the right needle where it needs to go then im suppsoed to use my middle finger to lower the yarn so it can be brought through by the right needle. hope that makes sense.
when im pushing the yarn down with my middle finger the fingers left holding the needle turn so im holing on with my knuckles. it also seems my right hand does something fuuny too and my fingers are aching there as well.
if i hold the left needle between my left arm and side i can get along a row fine but it still doesnt feel quite right somehow.
is there another way i could try? the knit rows are fine its the purls that arent. im managing to do it but my fingers end up aching and sore
is there another way to do it? or another type of needle to try? ive tried holding the yarn to do it english style but it feels so horrible
hope that all made sense