If the stitches are mounted backwards on the needle--you might have made EASTERN Purls.
(there are 2 HUGE divisions of knitting (EASTERN & European)
these are further divided and divided (English & Continential are a subdivisions of European knitting)
ALL of the versions of knitting are 'RIGHT'--but some are less well known
LIKE combo Knitting.
In Combo Knitting, knitters make EASTERN PURLS and EUROPEAN KNITS.
but --the eastern purl cause the knit stitches to be "Mounted with LEADING/Front edge of the stitch to be in BACK (not in FRONT like a standard European Purls)
To 'turn the stitches' (or rather to KNIT OR PURL THEM WITH TWISTING) Knit (or Purl) into back of stitch.
to learn more about COMBO Knitting see Anne Modesitt blog, or google COMBO Knitting (search here, or over at the Knitty Coffeeshop BB or Knitters Review-there was a post obout combo knitting in the last week over on KR. )
After this row, you have a choice to make.
Continue in Combo technique (you'll need to make some adjustment to patterns)
Learn the EUROPEAN STYLE OF PURL
or DO BOTH and elect what you want to do, and when.
i mostly knit combo, but when i am doing lace, i 'plan ahead' and make European purls on any stitches that will be Knit together on next row, and make combo purls for all other stitches.
this mean i can K2tog (combo purls) and have a \left leaning decrease, and i can K2tog (Europrean purls( and have a /right leaning decrease, and K2togs are always neater than SSK or S1, K1 PSSO!