Thanks for all of your helpful suggestions. I've tried pulling, and changing my tension and so far neither has worked.
The one last thing I am going to try is using a needle 2 sizes smaller than the 8s I am using to see if that helps. But I am trying to not worry about it that much, as this is
a pet blanket.
I'll let y'all know if they different size needles work.
pet mom to Thelma and Vinny