Ohh.. I see where you're going now, Jack. The problem is this is knit in the round so there is no turning. If one were to knit flat then by turning each side gets it's turn to be a purled so it really isn't a problem and you don't need to worry about what type of knitting you're doing.
From what I've heard from others it's a common problem. Mine actually wasn't too bad till I bound off. That is where I really messed up by doing it too tightly so it accentuated the problem. When I flip it now though it really isn't a big deal and only really looks obvious when you look inside which makes sense. The 'inside' tracks are always shorter.
No, elastic. This is just Plymouth Encore. Thanks!