OK, I decided to give y’all one super-sized post with all my current questions.
Current WIP is a basic hat, on KP Harmony #9 needles, 40" cable, doing the Magic Loop. It’s going well… I’ve done 2.5" of the K1P1 ribbing (which I used #8 needles for) and about an inch of the body.
When I knit, the stitches tend to all bunch up on the right-hand needle. Every 8-10 stitches I need to take a moment to “stretch” them and slide them down a bit to make room for more stitches. Is this normal? Should I consider making an effort to knit a bit looser? (The stitches are definitely snug, but it doesn’t seem to be a problem to slide them back & forth, and I don’t have problems getting the needles in and out when I change sides of the loop.)
I’ve now reached the end of my current working yarn & I’m ready to start another skein (Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed Charcoal). Is there supposed to be an end to this stuff in the middle of the skein?? This is the third skein of this yarn for me, and for the first two it was just impossible to find it–I ended up ditching the wrapper and using the outside end to knit with.
Is there a way to set a stitch marker for the beginning of a round when doing Magic Loop?
How about a handy way to use a row counter? (You can’t just stick it on the needle… can you?)