Although I've been knitting for 2.5 years now, I'm totally self taught (books, web, etc.) and just discovered an hour ago that I've totally been doing things totally wrong when going from knit to purl in the same row. I've been bringing the yarn to the front or the back OVER the needle making some funky looking extra loops. I realized what happened and have gotten good at knowing which loops I created and which are actually part of the original cast on and I've just gone on dropping those funky extra loops off the needle. My question is, does this yarn over mistake greatly alter the finished project?
I just finished my 4th afghan using this pattern (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/khs-watr.html) and I really like it with the yo - it makes a nice, loose, stretchy afghan. I'm just wondering what will happen if I do it correctly next time.