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dora little
11-29-2006, 03:47 AM
i casted on 8 stitches and i ended up with 12 stitches, is that normal? :shrug:
when you cast on are you always suppose to have the row of stitches you started with? and for the tail, is it always suppose to be on the bottom?
thanks everyone :heart:

11-29-2006, 04:22 AM
You should have the same number of stitches you cast on after finishing the first row.

And yes, the tail from the cast on should always remain at the bottom. If it's not at the bottom, you've somehow twisted your knitting.

11-29-2006, 06:45 AM
There's a sticky (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4867) on "mysterious extra stitches" in the how to section that you might want to check out. (Thanks to brendajos for reminding me about the sticky -- she mentioned it when someone else was having the same problem recently.)