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.
How are knitting mistakes diagnosed?
8 Common Knitting Mistakes that Beginners Make (and How to Fix Them)
- Mistake #1: You put your knitting down in the middle of a row. …
- Mistake #2: Your stitches are too tight; It’s hard to move them up the needle.
- Mistake #3: Your knitting is getting wider at the edges (but you’re trying to knit straight).
How do you drop a stitch at the end of a row?
Decrease at the end of a row, called “K2tog”.
- Knit till there are 3 stitches remaining on the needle.
- Knit 2 together. ( K2tog)
- Knit the last stitch.
- You have now decreased one stitch.