knitting in the round, on straight needles

Discovered this stitch as part of a pattern for a sock heel – slip one purl wise, knit next stitch, continue through even number of stitches.  For the sock heel, the return is purl all stitches.  For this potholder, I’m using the stitch pattern on both sides. It effectively is two sided at once.  Depending on how the cast on is done, the piece can be closed at the beginning, or open as it is here.  The same with the bind off.  Like the stitch pattern for potholders as it is looser than a regular stockingknit, but gives a double layer without sewing!  Can see so many possibilities for this!Am considering doing a two yarn loose shawl  with this stitch.   One note, recommend knitting the last stitch in the row  through the back of the needle, rather than a regular knit stitch which can leave the end stitch loose and sloppy.

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