Hi everyone, I am fairly new to knitting but in the short 2 months I am able to do English style knit and purl very well along with Continental knit stitch. I have practiced other stitches as well such as increases and decreases and are ok with those as well. I have tried several ways to try to purl Continental style but so far it is not satisfactory to me. I have gave up on purling Continental style because it puts too much stress on my hands and have been practicing Norwegian Continental purl stitch for the whole day. I am able to do it quite easily but the stitches are far too loose. I just can’t seem to get them tighter. The finished rows are about 3 mm apart. When I do a few rows just in a plain Continental Knit stitch they are fine with little to no space. Does anyone have any other suggestions as to how I may tighten the purl stitch up a bit? I am thinking that I may just have to stick with English style knitting when it comes to patterns where knit and purl are exchanged frequently. The only one I think I haven’t tried yet is the Combination knitting. I have been avoiding this as I have read that patterns need to be adjusted when using this method but I have no idea what adjustments would need to be done. I have trouble just interpreting some patterns without having to decipher something new. Is is difficult to alter a pattern to suit Combination knitting? If anyone has any further suggestions as to what I can try and/or hand/thread,needle placement I would love to hear them.