Okay, I’m a brand new knitter. I’m using a DVD-ROM to teach myself. When I started, I was holding the needles “wrong” and eventually, my fingers and wrists were killing me. So I went back to watch how they were holding them in the video and tried to imitate that. My hands don’t hurt now, but I noticed a new problem, not sure if its related or if there’s something else going on.
I’m just doing a basic knit stitch, doing some garter stitch, so I can just get that very basic stitch down-pat. I’m a tight knitter I have discovered, probably part of my pain. Anywho, since changing to the “correct” way to hold the needles, I’ve noticed that the stitch at the end of each row becomes ridiculously loose, and gets worse as I go along. I’m using a worsted weight yarn (Caron) and I believe either a size 8 or 10 needle, can’t remeber off the top of my head, but its whatever the video suggested. (I’m so green in the knitting world its not even funny)
Anyone have any ideas? I could take a picture if its not clear what’s happening.