I think you could probably just turn them inside out and proceed. What you're doing differently, I'm guessing, is that you're knitting stitches off the needle that is farther away from you, rather than knitting off the needle that is closer to you. When you told the work with the needle tips pointing to the right, you should be pulling the needle tip from the back and using it to knit stitches off the needle in the front.
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