Its hard to tell what's 'normal' without actually seeing it, but when you are making a cable, the stitches that are used for the cable will naturally be a little tight. You can't take, say, three stitches from here and move them over there and not expect some stitches to stretch out and be tight.
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I'm wondering the same question as Aello. The stitches on either side of the cable are always really stretched, any tips?
I can remedy it if I knit really tight, but that is uncomfortable and then the rest of my guage is too small.