I have been knitting in the round for quite some time and always have had trouble with the first stitch. I have been taking it for granted for so long that I kind of don't notice it anymore! On this latest hat, however, it's so bad that I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong!
I am using the long tail cast on and have tried using the "tail" for both sides of the cast on, if that makes sense..., and I have tried tying a knot and nothing seems to help. When I join the stitches together I am left with a big loop and a hole. I have tried going back and tightening the loop and it doesn't really go anywhere that I can figure out. It's not the original slip knot that I tied but it seems similar. What the heck am I doing wrong????? It always looks yucky on all my hats and socks!
Thanks for any advice (or videos) you can give!!
My DH let me spend $80 on 4 skeins of sock yarn when we were in Indy and I want the socks to be perfect!!!! (PS if anyone is ever anywhere NEAR Indianapolis, do yourself a favor and stop in Mass Ave Knit Shop, it's AWESOME!!!)