I’m working on a piece right now using cotton yarn, which I’ve never used before. It’s a lot thinner and more slippery than the kind of yarn I usually use, and I’m having trouble making my stitches tight enough. Even when I take a second after each stitch and pull it tight, by the time I come back around to the next row, somehow the loop has loosened quite a bit. I’m wondering if it’s the nature of cotton yarn or if because I’m using circular needles (it’s not a round piece, they’re just the only needles I have open right now in the size called for) and they loosen when pushed onto the thinner circular section, or if my tension is off. I probably just need to give it up and use the next size needles down but I don’t actually HAVE the next size needles down and I want to knit it NOW!
If anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them. Otherwise I might have to spend tomorrow actually finishing up my older projects while I wait for my husband to get home from work and drive me to the store to get more needles (we recently moved to his hometown and I’m not familiar enough with the area yet to trust myself to not get lost, lol.)