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« on: April 21, 2005 10:53:34 PM »

I have recently picked up on knitting, & I am able to cast off without problems, but it seems that after every row, there is an added stitch making it wider & wider the more i go. Does anyone know why this happens & how I can stop it from happening anymore?

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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005 06:59:08 AM »

You could be doing one of two things.  Are you keeping the yarn behind the tips of your needles when knitting?  If you are inadvertently bringing the yarn forward when making the knit stitch, this will create extra stitches and usually holes.  Also, the first stitch on the needle sometimes looks like two if the stitches are twisted around the needle.  Keep the knitted yarn hanging straight down (like a banner) and you will only see one loop.  Twist it to one side or the other and that first loop on the needle will often look like two.  Hope this helps.   Smiley
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2005 09:10:26 PM »

aw thank you very much.

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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005 09:51:01 PM »

You may also want to check to make sure you're not splitting your yarn.  On my first project I was using a mohair blend that split like crazy, so what would look like two stitches was often one stitch spread apart on my needle. 

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