How to prevent jogs

Hi! I’m working on a cable pattern right now and I’m having trouble between my knits and purls it’s kind of hard to explain so I’m going to post a picture as well. I’m knitting flat not in the round. I can’t seem to keep it tight between my knits and purls. Can anyone help? Thanks!

It’s more of a problem of loose sts than a jog. There are a couple of solutions but this is one of the easiest to use.

You can also twist the first purl. I do this on ribbing on hats, too. It looks perfectly normal on the front, but will look twisted on the back at that stitch. Doesn’t bother me, but something to note.

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