Can you alternate knit and purl?
You can create hundreds of different patterns, only using the knit stitch and the purl stitch, by combining them in different ways. It takes a little practice to learn to switch between knit and purl and to not mess it up, but once you do, there’s no stopping you.
Why does my knitting look like purling?
The most likely culprit is that you are wrapping your yarn the wrong way around your needle on either the knit side, the purl side, or both. You should always wrap the yarn counterclockwise around your needle.
How do you know the wrong side in knitting?
The easiest way to distinguish the sides is to look at a simple swatch in Stockinette Stitch. The flat side with all the V’s on it is the “right” side. The bumpy purl side is the “wrong” side. If your pattern calls for Reverse Stockinette, it’s the opposite.