How tight to cast on and knit?
I just unraveled another swatch of knitting--I am a basic beginner, and I'm working on holding the yarn and getting just the basic knit and purl down. My question is, how tightly do you cast on? And then how easy is it to work in the stitches? I can't get much more than just the tip of the needle through a stitch. Is that right? Yikes! (I looked through previous questions, and didn't see this answered anywhere.)