I knit a hat. I enjoyed knitting the hat. I would like to knit more hats and other in the round projects.
I understand in knitting there are multiple ways to do everything and that it is rare for someone's method to be wrong, as long as the results come out the way they want them to.
However, I read somewhere (on KH, I think) that it is poor practice to knit inside out. (I don't remember the reason why -- I think maybe it come from someone who was a mod or had a lot of posts and I just accepted it blindly.)
So I tried to knit hat #2 right side out and -- for reasons I can't comprehend -- I can't do it.
My first attempt worked fine, until I went halfway around and then, for some reason, started going back in the opposite direction.
My second attempt I couldn't even join the ends. I'd be knitting right along and then realize my ends weren't connected and I was heading back the way I came.
The third time I couldn't even figure out how to arrange the cast on portion on my needle so that I could even attempt a join that wasn't in the back. I just kept wanting to work from the back, which makes the hat -- or whatever else I am doing -- inside out.
What is the reason for not knitting inside out? I'm sure for hats and socks it doesn't matter, but if I ever branch out beyond that, I want to make sure I have good habits.
Any suggestions to help me knit on the front (and right side out) rather than always wanting to go into the back (and inside out). Is this a common problem? Am I just weird?