So apparently for as long as I have been knitting I have been doing it not only continental style, but also backwards. With the kinda stuff I knit it was never a big deal. Lots of open work, reversible things etc. Along comes this pattern and a spin-a-long, knit-a-long. I spent the flight back from Nashville knitting and ripping this thing out. I spent time last night knitting and ripping this thing out. I reached out to the sal/Kal group asking "what obvious thing am I doing wrong!?" It took many posts back and forth (2 more rip outs) and finally a Hail Mary video this morning showing how I knit.
Backwards. I knit backwards.
So. Rejiggered my brain. (K for bacK is the mnemonic my brain latched on) and suddenly this is making so much more sense! And look! Color work!
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