I have been knitting for about a year, and so far only simple things like shawls. My shawls fairly consistently end up smaller on the end I finish than on the end I begin on. I have been trying to figure this out, and the only thing I can come up with is that when I cast on it is much looser than when I bind off. Sometimes it’s just a little, somtimes enough so that I end up ripping it out. The number of stitches remains constant (I count as I knit AND at the end of each row - otherwise I tend to add stitches.) Does anyone have any ideas to help me stop this? I appreciate any suggestions!