Hi there! I have recently decided to learn to knit. I have been crocheting for years so I’m familiar with gauge and tension. I know I’m not holding my yarn too tight nor am I pulling on it to tighten it afterwards. But for some reason I cant get past the first couple rows. it doesn’t look right or even. I can’t figure out whats going on. For crochet I never have to go up a hook size for starting chain but heard that recommended for tight knitters to cast on using larger needles. I am using the appropriate yarn size. I even tried using a yarn thats made for a needles 1.5 sizes smaller and it was still tight! Ugh. I’m ready to give up but I’m so determined to learn!
Also, I noticed that when I go into the next stitch the bottom loops (cast one row or prior row) seem to get “stretched”. Is that normal? I figure maybe it has something to do with the tightness and its loose in the wrong spots. They end up looking much more loose than the others and it makes it look off. How do I prevent that from happening?
Any help would be appreciated!!