I'm doing the intermediate knit-along. I need to make an i-cord. I'm following directions I found online and in one of my books, but it looks terrible. I get the idea, I'm essentially knitting in the round for 5 stitches. On one side, it looks great, on the other, it looks a mess. I think I'm not pulling the first stitch tight enough, so I'm getting a flat strip, instead of a tube, but I'm pulling it as hard as I can.
Any ideas or suggestions? Help!