Frequent question: Why do I end up with more stitches then I started with?

The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. … Then, when you go to knit the next stitch, the working yarn goes up and over your needle creating an extra loop on your needle as it makes that next stitch.

Why is my knitting expanding?

If the sides of your knitting aren’t straight, but instead have little steps on either side, the knitting gets wider as you go along, or you have holes in your knitting, you are accidentally adding extra stitches. … Then, when you knit both strands, you’ve created two stitches where only one used to be.

What does increase in next stitch mean?

Increasing stitches simply means that you need to add an extra stitch or stitches to your knitting. Once you’re comfortable knitting the basic stitches, knit and purl, then you will need to learn how to knit an increase.

Why do I keep picking up extra stitches when knitting?

The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. An “accidental yarn over” occurs when you bring your yarn to the front of the work (as opposed to keeping it in the back).

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How do you drop a stitch at the end of a row?

Decrease at the end of a row, called “K2tog”.

  1. Knit till there are 3 stitches remaining on the needle.
  2. Knit 2 together. ( K2tog)
  3. Knit the last stitch.
  4. You have now decreased one stitch.

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Why does my knitting look bad?

Cause: You may not be holding the tension of your working yarn consistently. Some stitches will be loose and some will be tight, causing your knitted fabric to look uneven. Solution: If you are new to knitting, this is a common problem that will improve with practice.

Why are my knitting stitches so tight?

When you pull your yarn through the stitch, it is really temping to pull it as tight as you can to make sure that stitch doesn’t slip off somewhere. As you knit along the row, your stitches are all tight, but in order to knit the next row they must be loose enough to accommodate the needle.

Why is my scarf getting wider?

Your knitting is getting wider because you added extra stitches. You may see a gentle slope on the edge of the knitting or small gaps in the middle of the fabric. Compare the number of “live” stitches on your needle to the number of stitches that you originally cast on.

How do you increase beginning and end of a row?

One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.

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