Hi there everyone, I just started trying this out yesterday and it's becoming quite frustrating.... I want to make my lady friend (
) a certain R2D2 beanie
, but I may have taken on too much too fast. I'm using a US7 16" circular needle, and I've cast on 108 stitches as shown in the videos on this site, but when I go to knit the first row I can barely get the right needle through the cast ons.
I guess what I'm asking is: Am I supposed to make the cast ons loose? I'm using the "Longtail" method, and every video I watch shows them being tightened snugly on the needles. I'm not clamping it on there, but I'm not leaving it all loose like a single cast on.
It's funny that I wanted to try this as a relaxing hobby, and it turns out to be so frustrating.... mostly because of my chunky fingers