Maybe it's easier for me because I knit on the needles I want, and don't try to knit gauge. I use my own gauge and adjust the pattern.
Mostly I meant don't pull on the yarn after you've made the stitch which makes the stitches tighter. Cables with more sts crossing can get very tight, but that's just from knitting that many out of order, not being a loose or tight knitter. If you only crossed 3 sts, they wouldn't be that tight. Also, the holes in cables disappear and the stitches even out when you wash or block the item when done.
sue- knitting heretic