Intro to PORTUGUESE KNITTING (aka Turkish, Incan, Andean, or "around the neck"). Instead of being tensioned through your fingers, yarn either runs around your neck or through a hook pinned to your shoulder. Andrea Wong demonstrates here (video from Knitting Daily). It's a good style for people with carpal tunnel, arthritis, or other hand pain, because a slight flick of the thumb is all you need to form a stitch. And purls are easier than knits, she says.