Hello, I am a very new kitter - I tried it for the first time ever a couple months ago, and then came here a week or so ago and actually learned something useful. I understand the basics, however, I am having an issue with purling.
I am using Caron SimplySoft worsted weight yarn (which I think is pretty sucky yarn? But am not sure?) and aluminum size 8 single point needles.
The issue is that when I purl it gets so tight that I can barely work with it. It is very difficult to get the needle through in the first place without splitting the yarn, the sticthes are so tight on the needle that it is hard to slide them around, etc. However, I don’t seem to have this issue with straight knitting.
This happened the first time I tried to learn, and was very frustrating (hence the two month break, lol.) This time, I decided to gimp it and just do knit, which looks OK, but itsn’t what i want to do. The project (scarf, same yarn, same needles) I am doing with only knit stiches is fine… I am still learning to tension evenly so it is a tad uneven, however it is certainly not getting tight like my purl stitches are.
Has anyone had this issue or have any advice on what might be causing it or how to deal with it? Thanks!