Firstly, many manuals say that I should be using approx tension 4 for 4ply. When I tried that it was almost impossible to pass the carriage from one side to the other. I cannot knit lower than tension 7 (which is still pretty tight) – am I doing something wrong?
Secondly, and most importantly, I am not happy with the way that the stitches line up. One of my patterns have a feature of alternate colour stitches in a row (i’ve attached an image of part of the design, as well as the final result). Once knitted the stitches of the same colour clump together, almost creating a line.
The same applies to the back… I have knitted this on birds-eye setting (lili) and again, they are almost lines.
If anyone can explain why this is happening I would be extremely grateful. I’ve read every manual and searched the web, without any luck!