A friend recently taught me a knit stitch and after successfully knitting a pair of slippers I wanted to learn more. After watching several videos I realized that the stitch I thought she taught me was being done differently in the videos. I was taught to insert the right needle at the back of the left one but in from the top instead of what was being shown in the videos that I reviewed. The videos all showed inserting the right needle behind the left but from underneath the stitch instead.
I knitted new slippers the same way that the videos showed but still can’t see a difference. It all looks the same to me. Is both ways correct or is there a difference that I am just not seeing. The only difference is that my stitches turn out much neater inserting the needle from the top for some reason and so I would prefer to knit this way if it won’t mess up more complicated patterns. Is the stitch my friend showed me called something else or is it just another way to do a knit stitch?
I am now knitting the slippers using just a purl stitch for practice and it looks the same as the other slippers. I am guessing this is because it is just a knit stitch opposite side and that I will just be folding the slippers the opposite way to close them or they will appear inside out.