Well, I finally got the hang of purling continental. I feel like a beginning knitter all over again
I am looking at all kinds of things I've made knitting (and purling) english over several years time, and my tension was awesome. I look at the waistband of the soaker I'm working on now, continental, and it looks like I've just picked up needles for the first time in my life...
Oh, well, it'll get better
Hopefully it'll even out a bit with blocking.
Maybe someone can advise me - I'm doing 2/2 rib, and the first purl stitch of each pair is much looser than the second. I can't understand why. It's really obvious - you can see the loop at the front (purl side) is longer, and when you look at the back of the piece (knit side,) the knit column with the looser stitches is gaping wide, but the next column of stitches looks normal. No problem with my knit stitches. Any idea why I can't seem to transition from knit to purl without a tension issue?
*sigh* it'll come to me eventually! Even though I'm clumsy at it, continental is still obviously faster, and worth getting the hang of.