My mother showed me how to knit and crochet when I was a child. It is only after my mother passed away that I rediscovered knitting. I was darning a pair of socks my other knitted and thought I really should continue her tradition of knitting socks. Unlike my mother I knit in the continental way. I believe that you need to find the technique that suits you best to achieve your desired goal of a successful knitted garment. The internet especially YouTube is a great way to pick up hints and tricks on how to execute a particular technique. I haven’t acquired my mothers sock knitting skills but learning as I knit.