Hi!I need some advice about knitting.I want to learn how to knit,however no matter how I try.The tension gets tighter and tighter.This does this regardless of what needles or yarn I use.So can someone please advise me on how to learn how to knit?
Usually people purl looser than knit. Maybe if you tackle the purl stitch first- you would not have to fight the tension problem- and after you get good at purl- knit will follow right behind. That approach has the advantage of tacking the "harder" part first- so you may skip the whole "purl is so much harder to learn barrier" If you don't know the difference- you may find purl easier.
I agree with Lydia though- you are probably making your stitches on the points of your needles.
You may also have your needles (and shoulders) scrunched up and close to your face. Put your needles a comfortable distance from your face, and keep them there
I've found that when teaching people to crochet (yes, I know you are knitting, but the principle applies) they start with their work on the table in front of them, but after a min or two the work is up close to their face and their shoulders are scrunched up (and making things much tighter).