Sometimes the differences are subtle, or they don't even really show up until you knit the next row. I always figure that the person who wrote the pattern had a reason for these little subtleties, so I just go with the flow.
"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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