Weird knit stitch question
This is kinda complicated, so bear with me...
When I first learned to knit, about a month or two ago, I taught myself from a book. I read the instructions wrong and ended up knitting a weird stitch. I didn't discover my problem for about a month, and here's why... the stitch I was using looked exactly like the book said it should look. The only difference is that all my stitches sat on the needle facing the wrong direction.... they were *twisted*. So here's what I did....
Instead of putting my needle into the stitch from the left to the right, front to back, and wrapping the yarn counter-clockwise, I put my needle into the stitch from the right to the left, front to back, and wrapped my yarn clockwise. Kinda complicated, like I said.
So here's my question... if the pattern looked just like a garter stitched pattern should (and my stitches were all very lovely, actually, with the same tension throughout) then why can't I knit this way? Or, was I accidentally creating a purl stitch backwards (I've had someone tell me that's what I was doing.)
Thanks for your patience!