is there a style of knitting, whether on regular needles, or DPNs, or circs, that lets you avoid purling, by turning the needles somehow? maybe by using dpn's and sliding the stitches to the opposite end of your needle and turning your work, etc?
i'm thinking something where if the pattern says:
knit 5, purl 10, knit 5, slip 2 purlwise
you could instead just:
knit 5, abracadabra turn and knit 10 the fancy way, abracadabra turn and knit 5, abracadabra turn and slip 2 knitwise...
regular purling is a nonstarter. many many hours of practice and i'm still some combo of dyslexic and spastic. and backwards knitting seems to be a nonstarter too. just too damn hard to convert that into a regular pattern...
so, is there some level-35 knitting master technique that makes it all better and means you never have to purl again?