Hi - I’m a new knitter. I’m learning from books, a DVD, online tutorials and lurking in oh-so-helpful forums like this one.
First off, I have had some problems with my stitches being waaay too tight. I thought maybe that was the reason for my problem. I tried american/throw style first, then switched to continental because it seems so much more efficient, but I just couldn’t get the tension right. Now I’m back to throw-style and I’ve finally managed to stitch rows loose enough that I’m not struggling to knit into them.
BUT I still find, on a regular basis, that I have somehow knit a stitch into the middle of my strand of yarn?! I’m using some Lion wool ease that I got cheap to practice on. Could it be my yarn? Could it be my needles (6mm plastic circs)? Or is it something I’m doing wrong technique-wise? All of the above?
Sorry for writing such a long first post. Can anyone offer any suggestions for me?