So…I tend to be a verrrrry tight knitter. To the point where stitches get stuck on my needles or it’s nearly impossibly to get a needle tip into the front of a stitch and my joint knuckles get sore and swell (I’m 24…so not at the sore joint stage of life yet!) and my index fingers have red welts and peeling off skin from jamming the needle point so hard into them to slip stitches between needles.
Anybody have any helpful hints or tips to help me ease up my knitting? I’ve tried to consciously knit “looser” but it generally winds up being a mess or all kinds of inconsistent. Also right now I mostly use plastic needles since they’re the cheapest/most easily found ones. Is there a better type of needle for me to try to at least help the stitches slide more easily?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I love knitting–but this is supposed to be relaxing, not get me even more stressed out! Heh…thanks in advance!