I have started knitting again on a size 10 needle, and things are looking up. Meanwhile, I have learned:
- I was doing the M1 increase all wrong! You lift the little bar with the right needle and place it knitwise on the left, and then there is no hole after the increase! Hooray!
- To do the twisted rib, you twist the knit stitches on the wrong side and the purl stitches on the right side. Voila!