… for the quick replies ladies, they are quite appreciated.
I’ve worked on a few projects actually. A scarf for a friend (all stockinette stitching) using size 8 needles, and a poncho (for myself) using size 15 circular needles. That project had a lot of drop stitches . . . and aside from maybe dropping a few places where I wasn’t suppose to =) the stitches were nice and even.
My trouble right now is knitting a 9 inch square wash cloth! That’s the rub though isn’t it? It seems the proportions really do matter now.
I have tried going down as much as three needle sizes as suggested. But that doesn’t seem to affect it much. And although I feel quite comfortable with the yarn tension, and holding the stitches close together on the needles, it just seems to be that I’m feeding too much thread between the work that is already sitting on my right needle, and the stitch I’m about to create.
By the way, I knit using the continental method that I learned from this website (which is awesome because it is the way I hold my thread for crocheting . . . something I have much more experience at doing.) This means that my feeder yarn is coming from the opposite hand of where my work is sitting. I noticed that when I was first tyring to learn to knit using the english/throw method, the stitches were much tighter, but I hated, I mean DETESTED, having to use my left hand to feed the thread around the needles. This took way too long. The continental method seems more natural.
Perhaps this all means I need more tension on the yarn?
Anyway, I will continue to practice.
Thanks again for the suggestions, and for the warm welcome.
And I have to say, I really admire you knitters!
I have been crotcheting for more than 20 years (I learned as a teenager), and it took numerous trial and errors over the years to finally learn how to knit enough to even try a few projects. I owe it to this website for having taught me the continental method :balloons: . I don’t think i would have attempted it again otherwise.