I am a total newbie to knitting (but I do know basic crochet). I understand the mechanics of the English method knit stich and purl stitch, and I can do the stitches on straight needles. What I absolutlely cannot get is controling the working end of my yarn. I’ve tried the usual methods of wrapping the yarn around my fingers, and every other way I can think of, and I just can’t seem to get it right, or get comfortable. Because of this, my tension is HORRIBLE and inconsistent. Is this typical of beginners? I’m perplexed!
You will figure it out with practice, it takes time…and is common for beginners to have trouble with that in the start. Don’t get discouraged it will come
Right…it just takes time to figure out what feels right for you, and it’s usually awkward at the beginning.