Unwanted holes next to eyelets
I am knitting a baby blanket that has decorative eyelets running in diagonal lines vertically. The eyelets reverse direction after every fifth eyelet, making a zigzag effect. There is a purl row after each pattern row. [On the chance that someone might have this pattern, it is "Elizabeth" from the Leisure Arts book Quick Knit Keepsakes, Baby Afghans by Melissa Leapman.]
I make a blanket for each new grandchild and have made four previously, but I continue to have a problem that I cannot solve. Some of the eyelets have a small hole next to them. It is not consistent, and it is not caused by a dropped stitch. It seems to be related to a slightly larger stitch next to the eyelet; so, I am wondering if it is a tension problem. Short of suddenly developing perfect tension, is there any solution for this problem?