I'm new to knitting and have had a hard time learning. By now I'm okay at cast on, knit, purl, and bind off. My problem is that I want to make a scarf with color changes. I just plain suck at it. I've read other answers here about color changing that make it sound so easy. "Oh, you just drop the old yarn, start knitting with the new yarn, and that's all!" And then the person who asked replies that she now can do the changes with no trouble. So why can't I when I try? My color changes look horrid. My edges are really lumpy and many of my stitches around them look too loose. If I try to pull them tight, then they're too tight and cramped.
I have not found any useful videos on this site. The ones that deal with color changing all seem to be in continental style, and I knit in English.
I've experimented with a few methods of changing colors and can't master any of them, which is extremely discouraging. If you look at the picture where I go from red to yellow, I was told to drape the new yarn behind my work, then make my first stitch with both old and new yarn before dropping the old yarn. I tried to do that, and ended up getting a weird red twist of yarn on the right side of my work. Plus my edges still suck there.
There is only one knitting store in town. I don't have a car so I can't go out of town. I hate asking for help at the local place because they always put a lot of pressure on me to buy things while I'm there and I can't afford their high prices. So I'm kind of stuck trying to learn on my own, and I'm not very good at it.