A couple of days ago I was at a "sit-n-knit" and we got to talking about knitting style. As I was working on the Fair Isle Socks, it was pointed out that I knit "wrong". You see, I knit all projects worked in the round, inside out. I was amongst a minimum of 10 other Knitters and was the only person who knits this way. In defense, I quickly pointed out that it was not wrong, just different. I really have no idea why I knit this way?
What I do know, is that I get the same result. My tension is good and consistent. This way is just more comfortable to me. Plus, when I turn it right side out, it is a nice surprise to see how far I have gotten. This is especially true for the Fair Isle Socks. This pattern is really nice to follow (read the ENTIRE pattern first!) and once you find your groove, you are good to go for at least a couple of repeats. If you do plan on knitting these ridiculously awesome socks (which I highly recommend), I would re-do the fair isle chart. You can do this the old fashioned way with a piece of graph paper or nerd out and make it in Excel like I did. Making the chart larger is much easier on your eyes!
So, am I the only person who knits inside out or was this just a freak occurrence ?