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« on: June 12, 2009 06:37:55 PM »

I'm fairly new to knitting, but with help from my sister, I've got the basics down. Except every single time I finish a row, I accidentally add an extra stitch and neither of us can figure out how I'm doing it. I honestly don't understand what I'm doing. I'm pretty sure I'm not splitting one stitch into two, there's just always an extra stitch when I'm done. You can see it getting wider at the sides.

I was hoping that someone might have an idea as to why this is happening and what I could do to STOP doing it.

So, please, any help would be greatly appreciated!

(Please excuse any poor knitting terminology--as I said, new to knitting! Cheesy)
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009 07:43:46 PM »

I would think you are either splitting a stitch..what kind of yarn are you using??

or picking up a stitch in between stitches-if that makes sense..

the little gap between the stitches..
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009 11:27:18 PM »

Yes, I think you're right about picking up a stitch. After I posted this, I paid close attention to what I was doing and realized that sometimes I would catch a stitch without meaning to. Silly me. Roll Eyes But I think that's the problem!

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009 10:31:14 PM »

Also, you might want to watch out when you start a new row. If you fold your yarn the wrong way, it creates the appearance of two stitches when there should only be one. I noticed that usually one stitch is really easy to complete and the other is just a real pain in the butt until I figured out exactly what I was doing wrong.
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