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« on: July 31, 2007 12:42:58 PM »

HI ^^, My name's Miguel, I'm new to this forum (And sort-of new to knitting as well).
I have noticed most people, when they finish a row, they turn and start working on the other side. The way I learned was never to turn (Working with the right side always facing you, knitting one row with the right hand, the next with the left hand, and so on). So, I do stockinette by knitting all rows, and garter by alternating knitting and purling. (I know it's weird, but I kinda taught myself Tongue)
The question is, does it make any difference in the finished product? It looks the same, but I'm not very sure about the edges and don't have any knitter friends to compare with.
(I know the question might be a little difficult to understand, my english isn't very good, specially when it comes to technical terms, I don't even know how things are called in spanish ^^)
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007 12:45:25 PM »

I learned to knit the same way as you, then switched to the other way after a while.  To me at least, it looks the same both ways.

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 01:28:24 PM »

That's how I self-taught myself to knit. I even used a sharpie on the ends and wrote "R" and "L." It worked find for a scarf.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007 01:32:27 PM »

I would love to see a video of you doing this! I have never heard of someone doing this and it sounds really neat!!!! -Mary
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 01:44:56 PM »

I would love to see a video of you doing this! I have never heard of someone doing this and it sounds really neat!!!! -Mary
... I'm a bit of a slow knitter still, so a video of myself knitting would be embarrasing ^^
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 01:47:57 PM »

I learned this way as well and then switched.  My stitches were twisted...the wrong side of the 'V' was in front of the needle.  But if this was happening to you, you'd eventually notice.  Anyway, I say if it looks good and you're comfortable, than it's right. :-)
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2007 02:10:27 PM »

There's no reason not to knit that way...I learned how to knit the regular way (turning my knitting over), but I taught myself to knit like you because it makes some things a lot easier (I usually do sock heels like that, for example, so I don't have to switch hands all the time).  The only thing you might have trouble with, if you are knitting from a pattern, is remembering to change the instructions so they work your way (as long as you pay attention, though, that's not too hard).

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