Americans knit the same way as we do; but Europeans and Scandinavians don't. Ravelry is American, but apart from the different terminology for things like yarn weight, and the US spelling, you wouldn't know the difference.
European knitting is very different from the way I was taught; but it doesn't matter which way you learns long as you keep things consistent, whether or not you knit in public.
English knitting does take the wool off the needles (known as 'throwing'); but I knit evenly despite being entirely unable to knit in any other way .
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