So what's the advantage of continental knitting? The main advantage is speed and the main reason its faster, is because the movements are smaller. This also reduces the risk of repetitive strain injury.
Are you a 'fair isle'/stranded colourwork knitter? Learning to knit the continental way means you can knit with one colour in each hand.
In continental knitting there are two ways of purling. I teach the Norwegian purl which means you hold the yarn at the back for both knit and purl. This makes combined knit and purl stitches like ribs and moss stitch much quicker as you're not moving the yarn back and forth.
@RYarns tweeted earlier: '@YarnAddictAnni Great class. it really sped up my knitting and helped reduce stress on hands and wrists'.
Out of knitters who've taken my continental class in yarn shops or online, more knitters who have taken the online class seem to have permanently changed their knitting style. Do you want to join them?