I'm making this sailboat discloth...
Some of the rows (I'm up to 17) call for doing some knitting and some purl stitches...
then all of the even numbered rows are supposed to be knit straight across.
I have noticed that when I'm doing an even numbered row, and knitting straight across, that I have a really hard time getting the needle into the purl stitch. I have to stop and work on each one for a few seconds.
Whereas when I'm knitting into a knit stitch, no issues.
I noticed that with the purl stitch, the yarn sits differently (since it's a different stitch, duh) and the way the yarn is wrapped, just makes it harder to get the needle into.
Is this a normal newbie problem? Or could my tension be too tight on the purl stitches? Or is there something else I'm doing wrong?