I have recently switched from English/Western knitting (throwing) which is the only way I had ever knitted. It was hurting my shoulders. I love this Eastern European/Combined way and the Continental way. I want to know how to cast on for a 2x2 rib stitch. I've been trying long tail but when I start the first row the purls are fine but it is too difficult to get the needle through the back of the knit stitches. Am I doing something wrong? I also tried switching the position of the knit stitches but no help. It is only on the first row after cast on that is the problem so I figure the real issue is the cast on itself. Hoping someone on here is knowledgeable about the Combination way and has an idea.
Thanks so very much