[b]I am working on a 190 st dog blanket from Bernat Softee Chunky … not paying attention to gauge and using 8mm needles.
Question: being a new knitter, my technique is probably lacking … my stitches are very loose … are you supposed to knit with the tips of the needles? It seems like my stitches are stretching off the needle as I am knitting quite far down, like maybe an inch or so onto the needle … the purls are especially loose … if I had them up close to the top they would probably fall off … I’ve seen people knitting with smaller needles and smaller wool and they never have any problem … maybe they are tighter knitters or perhaps I’m doing something wrong. :shrug:
Plus it’s a basketweave and not looking at all like one … perhaps its because of it being so loose, or because it’s varigated yarn???