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Old 01-05-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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Extra stitch every row!
Hi everyone! I am new to knitting. I have learned several different cast on methods but only one that really works for me. I know how to do a knit stitch but for some reason I keep getting an extra stitch with every row that I add so my scarf keeps getting wider and wider. Is there anything special I should be doing at the end of the row to stop this?
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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Yes. You may be taking the yarn to the back of the needle over the top which lifts the end stitch and the 2 legs of it look like 2 separate stitches and you're knitting both of them. When you turn your work, hold the yarn out to the side so you can see just the one leg of the first stitch.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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It's usually the first stitch of a row where you mess up like Suzeeq said, not the last stitch in the row. So that is where you need to be careful.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:59 PM   #4
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I checked that and I am doing that right....I just can't figure it out.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:14 PM   #5
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Are you waping the yarn over the needle? If you are, you are making a yarnover that becomes a stitch on the next row leaving a small hole called an eyelet for the stitch name.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:51 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Daylilydayzed View Post
Are you waping the yarn over the needle? If you are, you are making a yarnover that becomes a stitch on the next row leaving a small hole called an eyelet for the stitch name.
What do you mean wrapping the yarn? Like, taking the tail of yarn that comes up from the ball, wrapping it around the right needle, pulling the loop through and then taking the loop off the left needle just like a regular knit stitch? If so then yes, I thought that was how it's done...
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:18 PM   #7
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She meant wrapping the yarn around the needle before you have it inserted into a stitch. Or between stitches or something.
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