So I've been knitting off and on for pretty much the past 15 years. I crochet mostly, and have never gotten past knitting flat (mostly scarves.) But I decided I wanted to try knitting in the round. Attempting to learn this has brought something to my attention that I didn't think was an issue with knitting flat. So here's my problem.
I cast on using the slip knot method. When knitting flat, I cast on the required number of stitches. For round knitting (and learning purposes) I continue casting on until the stitches go all the way around the circle and aren't stretched out. I put my stitch marker on, and then begin knitting the second row. However, the more stitches I use, the longer the string between stitches becomes. In flat knitting, I always fixed this by adjusting it with the tail at the end of the second row. I don't know how to fix this when knitting in the round. By the time I finish the second row, the amount of yarn hanging between stitches can range anywhere from 4 to 6 inches. What am I doing wrong?!?