I guess I'm just a super-tight knitter...
...but every time I use a stitch marker, I wind up with a whole column of gaps where it was. Like, if I'm knitting in the round, every time I come to the marker, that stitch is much looser than the rest of my piece.
What happens in the finished work is a whole column (a vertical stripe) of one loose stitch, which is very noticeable when the item is stretched - whatever's underneath shows through there.
Can I fix stuff that this has already happened to? And is there a way to prevent it in the future?
Should I just train myself to knit more loosely?
Thank you so much for your answers!!!