The turquoise sock is my first one done with a size 9 (it was supposed to be a size 5) needle, Magic Loop style. The yellow is the first of my second pair, also Magic Loop but with a size 5 needle but with a shorter cord. The first sock was knitted with a 40" cord. I thought I was having a problem with my markers but discovered the shorter cord I used was pulling the stitches at "bridge" of the 2 needles. I noticed I did not have that problem with the first sock where I used the longer cord. Notice the bottom of the sock and difference between the stitches. I am becoming a knitting "detective"! Ta Da!
Here's a closer picture of the "problem"....
Jimmy Bean's Wool They're Knitter's Pride needles and you can buy the cord and the needles separately. The black circles are "stops" which allow you to leave your knitting on the cord and use the needles for a different project or vice-versa if it's just a pair of socks. See how the cord lies flat and doesn't curl? My "curling" cord caused me more problems for a new knitter....if you're a novice to knitting on a cord make sure you get a flat "non-curling" cord!
Have a great week...Downton Abbey is on tonight and Doc Martin right before so I will catch up with all of your posts tomorrow. I LOVE Sunday nights!