Holes when switching from K to P

I noticed this on my cable pattern, and I’m seeing it on a basketweave pattern I’m working on, too. When I switch from K to P on the same row, I wind up with a really wide stitch (but not when I switch from P to K). As I’m going, when I get to the transition, the stitch below is sometimes almost as wide as if I had done a YO and dropped it. What can I do about this? I mean, I know there’s not a whole lot I can do about the ones I’ve already stitched, but how can I avoid this in the future?

I’ve tried pulling the surrounding stitches extra tight, but it doesn’t seem to help. Any suggestions?

This is common when working cables and is basically the nature of the beast. If you’re snugging up the sts as you go, you’re doing the best you can. Mary

One thing that works, too, is to work the first stitch of the new section through the back loop. This tightens it up. On the next row, you’ll also work it through the back loop to untwist it.