Dear Patty, My problem is left-going cables. The leftmost stitch of the completed left-going cable always is noticeably bigger than the other stitches in that cable. I have tried various fixes, even trying to determine what stitch is “too small” (where that extra yarn should be), but no luck. There must be a way to work the stitches evenly without futile tweaking, just knitting it right the first time! I’ve looked in all sorts of knitting books, but this is not addressed, yet I see finished work where all the stitches are evenly sized. What am I doing wrong? Is there a secret?

—Your puzzled fan

Dear Your puzzled fan,As with anything that goes wrong in our knitting, it’s not you. It’s them. It’s the stitches’ fault. First let’s think about the why.