Okay... so I'm taking the plunge to learn how to knit continental... I'm having a lot of trouble with how the yarn is held with the left hand.... the whole one loop around the pinky then up and over the forefinger is just not flowing right... Instead I've been weaving the working yarns through all my fingers (in front of pinky, behind ring, in front of middle, and over forefinger)... The yarn flows better, but for me to keep tension this way my fingers get tired because they're also holding onto the needle... so I end up relaxing my hand, and my stitches don't come out even (I'm a bit of a perfectionist-so knitting English style gives me a little more control over my stitch tension- instead of throwing with my whole hand, my right forefinger flicks the yarn over and I can decide how much to pull... versus continental where my knitting is at the mercy of the tension of the working yarn...)
I wanted to see if anyone could suggest a different hold... my main motivation for learning is that I'm going to be teaching beginner knitting at my LYS soon and I'd hate to look like a bungling fool if someone asked to be taught continental.
I know... long rambling post... but any thoughts from our awesome veterans here?