As I knit the sleeve, I'm starting to think about what I can do to correct a problem I only recently realized I have.
I knew there was something wonky going on, but I didn't have a name for it until I took a steeking class from Melanie-- apparently I purl in the "Russian" style, but since I don't knit that way, I end up with twisted stitches. I've tried purling the other way, but it's not something I can trust myself to do consistently, and if I focus too hard on it I lose the ability to purl altogether. Interestingly, I also spin backwards (everyone else has an S twist by default and I have a Z twist... or maybe it's the other way around?), but that doesn't help me right now.
My current sweater is knit in the round until the top of the yoke, and when I get there I'd like to avoid twisted stitches. Since I can't fix the purls, will it work to knit through the back loops? That's how most people get twisted stitches in the first place, so if I do it will it untwist my stitches, or double-twist them somehow?