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Andrea Wong's knitting pin for Portuguese Technique - that's how I learned years ago, first, passing the yarn behind the neck, and latter using one of this pins

Old woman Knitting in Portugal. Notice how she has the yarn around her neck and a safety pin attatched to her shirt for tension. I one saw someone knitting like this. She was Greek. I've never tried it, but it seems like it would take some tension off your hands!