I knit continental. When I’m knitting ribbing in the round on socks, I knit the knit stitches plain. But on the purl stitches, I knit through the back loop and scoop the working yarn, essentially wrapping it backwards. Since I’m going around, it produces a stitch that sits on the needle backward, but is not twisted. I guess knitting the back loop plus wrapping backwards equals a normal looking, but backwards facing stitch.
It’s a really fast way to do ribbing and I like it. It makes a normal looking fabric, and makes switiching back and forth from knit to purl really easy. I just think, “Scoop, front, scoop, back, etc.” Is this combination knitting?