Think of it this way. You knit a stitch. When you turn the needles over, it's now a purl, right? It's the same with this. Once the stitch is picked up by the left loop, it becomes something else--the stitch that you're knitting into.
If you're confused, I don't blame you. This is how my mind works. It explains a lot! :rofling:
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
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