I first learned english right off this site (<3) and then recently tried to get into continental.I hated continental, even after doing a few projects that way.Could not for the life of me see why it was faster than english.But that’s the way I am.It takes me about a minute to learn anything and once I do, I develop “my way” of doing it so it becomes kind of mechanical.(Gotta love O.C.D. lol!)
It’s important to know that while “English is waaaay better than continental” is 100% true for me, it might be the exact opposite for someone else, and they aren’t lying; it really is true for them.The argument has been going on forever.Problem is, they’re both right.
I’d say the best “test” for finding out which to start would be just trying to hold the yarn as if you were going to knit just to get your tension.Because each way makes a different hand dominant, you really have to test it to see which hand does a better job in your own body at holding the yarn where it needs to go.My “english is better” advice does you absolutely no good as I’ve had no experience in any body but my own XD