Confessions of a Knitting Heretic
Now that we've cleared that up, let's investigate how and why you're making your stitches the way you do so that you can follow standard patterns and get the most out of your knitting!
DON'T change the way you knit - learn to make the way you knit more efficient, and more...more
Even if you read it and decide that combination knitting isn't for you, the tips & techniques in it are well worth the read.
I, too, "invented" combination knitting as a "child". I was astonished to find that others knitted differently. Only recently have I found that there are others who knit as I do. As an adult who loves lace knitting, socks, and a myriad of other things, I was frustrated with directional slants, short rows, and other techniques that are different than Western knitting. Annie's book was very helpful in explaining how I could improve my knitting.
I too am a combined knitter and have got stuck as there are differences in how we construct a stitch that I did not understand. I first was saved in 2007 and again recently when I had forgotten my lesson from then.
Almost sounds reverential and religious doesn't it? When you are stuck mid way through a knitting project anyone who can rescue you must deserve some sort of honor, so why not something mystical!