Originally Posted by brendajos
Kelly has been knitting for about the same time and does AMAZING stuff (including SOX!)
Actually, my socks are sitting like orphans on my dresser because I screwed up somewhere....
I agree with everyone's advice....I started with a big fat yarn and big fat needles, too. Lion Brand WoolEase Thick & Quick, to be exact. It is a bit easier to see the anatomy of your stitches with a lighter-colored yarn. That is very important, as Ingrid said above.
I would bet that you are accidentally creating "Yarn-Overs", moving the working yarn to the front before making the next knit st. But....just think. NOW when a pattern ASKS for a YO, you will already know how to do it! You learned a new stitch without even trying! WAY TO GO!
And/or, you arent moving the yarn down & back when you turn to start the next row, so you are knitting into both of the "legs" of the st below. I dont think Ive ever seen a pattern that asks for that. :thinking:
Knitting is awkward for everyone in the beginning. You just have to find your own comfortable way to hold your yarn & needles, your own pace, and your own tension. It will come. I promise!