I am trying to knit a sweater in the round. Here's what I've done so far: I cast on x number of stitches, when I got to the end I joined it to the beginning (making sure the stitches were all facing the same way) and knitted the first round k2, p2. When I get to the end of the first round, I encounter my problem. When I try to continue my pattern, all the stitches are straddling the needle wrong. I can't figure out how to fix this, short of flipping each stitch before I knit/purl it. What am I doing wrong??
PS I've tried to continue anyway and the pattern comes out lopsided. Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!