I'm sorry if this has been asked before but i just can't find an answer.
I started teaching myself to knit 10 days ago and I've been doing little garter swatches off and on during that time. Last night I finally sat down to learn to purl and decided to try the stockinette stitch. Trudging slowly along (it took 20 minutes to make this 4.5" x 5" swatch...AAARGGH) I came up with this:
As you can see the swatch has all these little uneven furrows on the knit side and gaps on the purl . Am I knitting too tightly, loosely? Is this a problem blocking will fix?
I am using worsted weight yarn on 5.0mm/US8 needles, and I'm a continental knitter.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help