Thank you both so much. You are correct, I combine knit! The sight you recommended said it was perfectly allright to knit this way. She actually said whatever technique you are comfortable with, and if it looks good, go with it! I am in the middle of a scarf for my grandson right now, so I will finish with the combined method, however, I will try the front to back method on my next project.
In addition, I am so happy I found this sight. You are all so incredibly helpful and fast to respond.