We’ve had many, many talks here about continental versus English knitting. In at least one of those threads, someone mentioned that they knit English but they do not throw. They even posted a video showing the method. They used a term to describe the technique. Unfortunately, I can’t remember exactly what term was used, so when I search on the site to find this previous conversation, my results are not very good.
I taught myself to knit English, and people were always remarking on how “even” my stitches were. I then taught myself continental, and while I absolutely love the method (especially when doing ribbing), I’m very sloppy at it. I’ve done several projects already, and my gauge is still very, very loose and every once in a while I get a few weird-looking stitches. It’s almost as if my tension is extremely loose every now and again.
So, if anyone knows what I’m talking about, I’m thinking I might try this method of knitting English without the throwing because apparently my right hand tensions the yarn much better than my left, even after much practice with the Continental method.