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« on: February 11, 2006 04:42:59 AM »

I need help!  I am a new knitter and it seems like anytime I purl, I end up with an extra stitch in the row.  I cannot for the life of me, figure out how I am getting that extra stitch.  Its driving me crazy.  Undecided

Does anyone have any idea what I might be doing wrong?  Its only when I purl. 

(I did do a search before I posted this and I didn't see a question like it, if this is a repeat question, I totally apologize)

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2006 05:25:34 AM »

After you do your last stitch pull down the side a little bit and straighten it so that the purl bump lines up with the others. The end stitch always ends up a bit high and crooked making it look like there are two loops to stitch into where there should only be one. Does that help a bit?
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2006 10:25:33 AM »

What may be happening is that when you bring your yarn around to start your purl stitches, you're looping it over the needle and creating an extra stitch.  Can you tell if the stitches are added at the beginning/end of purl sections/rows, or is it throughout?
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2006 10:27:19 AM »

double check your purl technique here www.knittinghelp.com  It is a most fantastic site with wonderful videos.
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2006 07:08:12 PM »

The extra stitch, I think is coming from me doing what Laural said.  I think I am actually purling that first stitch twice.  I also looked at that knittinghelp site.  Its AWSOME.  Anyway, I will give it another try later tomorrow and see if that is in fact what I'm doing.

Thanks for all the great advice!!!  I REALLY appreciate it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2006 06:07:32 PM »

Ok, I'm pretty much having the same problem...

My problem really is that I'm confused about going from the knit stitch to the purl stitch, because I keep ending up with these extra stitches that are like little crosses...  Huh
are you supposed to bring the yarn from the back of the needle to the front and then purl? and then put the yarn in the back of the needle again and then knit?


so I think I figured it out, I have to do this, right?


Sorry if this is like waaay beginner.. I looked at the website, but I couldn't find anything about going from knit to purl.

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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006 06:20:20 PM »

that sounds about right to me. when i switch from knit to purl, i bring the yarn from the back (knit wise) to the front, but not over the needle, to do my purl stitch. erm.. i hope that makes sense..
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2006 08:24:37 AM »

going from knit to purl.

I always think about it as going between the needles not over the needle.

There is a video on knittinghelp.com that shows ribbing in both Continental and English style. Knittinghelp.com is a good site to bookmark there are so many videos that are extremely helpful for visual learners,
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2006 05:43:55 PM »

Thanks everyone.

This morning I realized I was going to find help in "ribbing" and not "knit2, purl 2", (DUH!)

And I realized i was bringing the yarn to the front by going thru the bottom of the needles, rather than the top. Like you both said!

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