So, I’m basically a mostly self taught knitter. I’ve not knit on a super consistent basis but I do enjoy it quite a bit.
My question is this:
I love to knit with small needles, but I tend to have a problem with keeping the stitches “small” … I’m wondering if this is due to my technique? I want to be a faster knitter so I knit continentally. When you stitch the needle in the stitch and then slip it back out, SHOULD the needles be touching, or do you think it matters if they are not quite touching?
I noticed that when I do keep them touching, my stitches are very tight, but if I don’t, it seems like they might be too loose. I do tension gauges and I use the needles suggested for the weight of the yarn or smaller.
For instance, right now I am knitting DK weight with size 2 circs.
It doesn’t matter when I’m making a blanket but it will when I am making socks - which I intend to do for my husband in the next few days.