I tried that. You end up holding the needles in the correct position but the stitches still end up opposite. The purls (on the knitted straight part) are on the outside and the part that I start knitting in the round are on the outside also, so I still end up with opposite stitches for the straight and circular part.
thanks for the advice though!
I understand what you are saying! It doesn't really matter if I knit off the straight to the 3 doublepoints or transfer the stitches right away to them does it? Does either one work out the same way?
So am I thinking this out right:
Does it always work out that if you knit stockinette on 2 needles ending on a purl row and you transfer or knit the stitches onto 3 doublepoints to knit in the round, the working yarn ends up on the left needle and you actually join the round at the end the beginning of the second row?
If you end up with a knit row on two needles, you can transfer them directly to the 3 doublepoints and you end up with all knit stitches on the outside.
Sorry to sound soooo stupid! I just want to get it straight in my mind. It's the first time I have transferred from knitting straight to circular with the stockinette stitch.