Hi, Onna, the loops are quite tight. It takes some practice to get the loops small, yet big enough that you can stick a needle through them. Keep practicing! When I started my loops were too big. If you try solid areas first, before squares, you'll see the correct tension more easily because it's meant to be quite solid, not open and lacy. Good luck!
I just love your work , Avital. Do you know how to write out patterns for these?
I am curious on the one big square that has 4 squares in it. do you keep the stitches like the large loops in in ascii show or are they actually tighter? are the loops just large to show you where to put the next st.? I tried it loopy and mine was a mess. HELP!! lol