I am doing ths first. http://www.knittingknonsense.com/sailboatcloth.html
I did my 38 cast on stitches, now, I'm on the first row of knit stitches. How is the best way to keep the loops on an even kieel? Most of them are a good tightness, not too tight, not loose, but, there are a few that I can see already that are loose.
Do you mean the loops of your caston? If you used the backward loop, they just hang loose, no matter what. If it's another caston then it just takes practice. Same with knitting a row. We didn't all get it right the first few times we tried something. Tension is something that develops with practice. So practice away!
It is on the knitting part. I am holding the yarn with pinky and forefinger. I kinda figured that I would be able to feel it after a while. Right now, I guess my brain is concentrating on in, over, around through. LOL
You may want to try threading your yarn through your fingers. I do mine - over the index, under the middle, over the ring and under the pinkie off to the skein. Keep your fingers relaxed, not too tight.
That happened to me too until somewone pointed out that when you post a reply to a thread use the post reply icon above the thread to the left instead of the quick reply under each reply hope that helps Ellie
Make sure you pull the yarn kinda out to the side rather than let it go over the top of the needle. When it goes over the top, it pulls up the loop of the first stitch and makes it look like two stitches, so if you pull it off to the side, you can see the stitch you're supposed to knit into.