Gauge and chart knitting
You could try loosening your stitches or going up a needle size (as long as you stay within the confines of the gauge). You might also try a different type of needle. I find I knit a little differently when working with wood or bamboo needles versus metal needles. Good luck.
Judge: Madame, either you will have to cease knitting or I will have to cease judging. Which shall it be?
Miss Marple: It helps me to concentrate, milord.
Judge: It does not help me, madame.
Miss Marple: Oh. Very well. (puts away knitting)
Judge: Thank you, Madame.
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
~ Geoffrey Chaucer - The Parliament of Fowls Line 1.