Friend who has been knitting for YEARS…said that she knits in a different tension with purl than knit stitch. (that I get)
But then to make up for that difference, she uses 2 different needle sizes when knitting. Say 5 for the purl, and 7 for the knit.
She said that you can tell if you do this by turning your work inside out,(so you see the purl side) tug a bit at the pattern so the rows separate a bit, and if you get two rows together, then you are in fact getting your tension wonky.
We were working with worsted weight yarn so any tension issues were really apparent.
Now…my ?? does this REALLY REALLY matter in the whole scheme of things?
I’m about to tackle a cable knit sweater in the near future…no real plans…but if this is an issue, I’d like to get it worked out before…if it isn’t, then I just won’t worry about.