Hi all! I am a fairly new knitter and am having some frustrations with knitting in the round. Can someone offer tips on how to decrease the width of the seams between each of the 3 needles? I’ve tried holding the needles differently, wrapping the yarn around my pinky and index finger and trying to knit tighter…but I can’t get rid of the darn seams! And they’re super noticeable! Someone told me that when I was done knitting my piece, I can soak it in cold water for about 45 mins and that would make all the stitches even - is this true? I’m sure there is something I’m missing…is there a video I can watch or a link to find helpful hints to decreasing the seams? Or any tips?
In addition, I bought a 16" circular needle to knit leg warmers on, but when I cast on my stitches, they don’t fill the needles (appx. 42 sts, I’m petite) and I can’t figure out if there is a way to knit on circular needles if the sts don’t fill up the entire needle from tip to tip. I would much rather knit on the circular rather than 3 double pointed needles.