I'm a crocheter. I've crocheted since I was 10 and recently started teaching a small class at work and absolutely love it.
A co-worker (my boss) knits and she talked me into learning So, I started a few days ago, but I just can't get beyond the first couple of rows. It looks absolutely horrible! My stitches are all over the place and the ends are loose. I searched this forum and found some tips on the loose ends (I'm about to watch a video on that too), but my issue is more with my stitches being different sizes.
I want to knit tight b/c that's how I crochet, but I don't know if that's right? wrong? should I start loose to catch on first? my first few stitches after casting on look great, but then they get longer and the "purl part" on the back just gets higher and higher. It's very inconsistent. I've tried holding several different ways and found a way that I feel comfortable and stayed consistent on my technique the last few swatches I did.
Ugh. I'm just frustrated... what am I doing wrong? is it tension?