I’m knitting a hat, with size 8 circulars, and at the join place, there seems to be a ladder thing going on.
How do I get rid of that?
When I first began making the hat, I was told to use size 8 needles, with a 16 inch cable, which I did.
Problem was, I had to stretch the 80 cast on stitches so much, in order to join, I gave up. Seemed like I was forcing the 80 stitches to join on the 16 inch cable.
My remedy: use a 12 inch cable, which is working, but, what was I doing wrong? Or, was 80 sts too few a number to make a nice, UN-stretched hat? Why tell knitters to use a 16" cable if the cast ons won’t stretch enough to join comfortably?