I'm newly in love! I started combined purling on my most recent mostly-stockinette project and knitting through the back loop on the other side. I
Purling this way is much more comfortable for me and faster than traditional continental purling. And my knitting is much more uniform. Check it out!
My ribbing looks a lot neater than it usually does:
Here's the whole piece right side up:
And here's where the magic is...this is a close up of the purl side.
Look how even it is! No "rowing out"--which I usually have a big problem with. Yay!
I know combined knitting has its limits, but I'm loving it for stockinette. And so far, when increases or decreases are concerned, it's been pretty easy for me to adjust the either the decrease or re-orient the stitch before I work it. Woot!
Just thought I'd share
(Apologies for the poor detail in the pictures...my knitting obsession is driving me to save up for a much better digicam. Unfortunately that savings keeps turning into yarn stash!