Wow. Do you use circular or double ended needles? I have double ended as well as circular. Only issue is my circular needles are 26" and I'm pretty sure that is way too big to do anything but maybe sweaters. Double ended needles are of the devil. Lol.
circular, theres a trick to that, say you cast on 10 stitches, all on the right needle, push all the stitches to the bottom of the needle let all but 2 drop onto the cord, and then pull the cord in the gap so that the stitches are about the middle of the cord, and push the 2 stitches back up to the top, then go to the rest of the stitches and push all but 2 stitches onto the other needle, leave those 2 in the middle, push all the rest to the top. it will look like how double pointed stitches are place only its a cord connecting them. drawing here --> [link] hopefully that makes some sense?