Jan is right on the needles and yarn! Slippery yarn is better on bamboo needles for example. When I started I used nothing but bamboo and didn't run into the slippage issues really. but you have to temper that with the frustration of having to move the yarn more than with say an Addi Turbo. i didn't find it frustrating but i didn't know better either....some find it very frustrating. I would try some different needles and yarn and see what you like and what you feel comfortable with...