I'm on my second pair of socks and strangely enough this didn't really happen on the first pair. I'm getting ladders (i think thats what they are called) at the sides where the circular needles meet.
I know people are going to say to pull tight, but is that my only option? When I first started these, I pulled so tight I tore the yarn and needed to start over. I'm doing my best to pull tight, but I'm scared to over do it again. Are there any other techniques I can do to minimize these?
Like I said, it this didn't happen on my first set of socks, but that was different yarn.
As for my sweater vest, the first 17 inches are the same for the front and the back. I'm at ab out 14 inches of my first piece and I haven't quite decided if this is my front or my back. One argument is to make it the back so my first attempt at doing the arm hole decreases are in the back. But my other train of thought is that so far this side is error free so I should make it the front since I don't know if I will make mistakes on the second piece. What would you do?