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Old 05-31-2006, 11:56 PM   #31
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i always just knit two stitches together... if there aren't too many of them it would be fairly unnoticable....i just wouldn't do it on the outside stitches....one or two in!
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:02 PM   #32
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Purling
I too am having trouble after purling. My finger tips kinda of hurt so I have to take a break.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:33 PM   #33
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extra stitches
I think some of mine were after I pulled the stitch through the loop I forgot to take one stitch off of the right needle. So basically I knitted the same loop twice. I slowed down and it isn't happening anymore.

The marker is a great idea though. I am working on a project that has 110 cast on and it it frustrating to have to recount them each time I finish a row to make sure I don't have extras.
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:23 AM   #34
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I'm working on my first scarf now, and somehow it grew from 25 stitches to 32 stitches wide. Eventually I figured out what I was doing: my yarn is Lion's Brand Wool-Eze, and it can get pretty fuzzy and fluffy. So I'd have between-stitches parts sticking up, and I'd be worried that they were actual stitches I'd dropped! Easy mistake, but also easy to avoid if you watch where you put the needle.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:36 AM   #35
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ah, this hapenned to me at my very first knitting...
then i analyzed it...
my end stitch was always not too tight and it's like pulled up (or above, you say it?) (imagine the needle is facing you horizontally)...that 'pulled' position created a 'looked like' 'addition' to the stitch...and it caused me mis-knitted everytime that i use this 'addition' as my first stitch which i shouldn't.

i made solution that i use the stitch at the back of the needle (remember the needle's position) as my starting point...i always make adjustment for the untight stitch first.
i always do this, i pull the yarn to the back and make sure that pulled up stitch doesn't show up or just make it to similar form of the stitch one row below.
then, i look at the singel stitch at the back of the neddle and that's my my starting point for my next row.

i do that and there's no addition anymore...
i hope my explanation is helpful (and understandable since english is not my native languange)...i'm a beginner myself and that's the trick of my own.

cozyhomelife,
ah, thanks for the tips for hurt finger...mine is too...now, every morning i wake up, i feel my thumbs like cramp (is that how you spell it?) or stiff...
sometimes, i just look at my finger confusely and thinking, 'what is happening to you?"
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Old 12-06-2006, 02:19 PM   #36
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Thanks so much!
I just taught myself how to knit last night, and discovered to my dismay that in just a few rows I had added 5 stitches!! I will try these tips and see how I do. I am so glad I found this site! I am sure I will be referring to it frequently. If anyone has any tips for beginners, please feel free to share - I would love to hear from anyone who might have advice!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:55 PM   #37
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This Mysterious extra stitches must be pretty comon with us beginners lol...

I too just started knitting for the first time and I am moving very slow and counting each stitch only to find extra's when I recount It's driving me crazy I am beginning to wonder if I'll ever get the hang of this

But I am so glad to have found this thread and I am going to really watch my stitches now.

I want to do this so bad! I want to make a sweater......even a funky looking loopsided sweater ...at least I can say I did it! Prefect would be great though...lol
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:06 AM   #38
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Old 01-25-2007, 04:28 PM   #39
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I saw it, I saw the Mysterious extra stitch form right before my eyes . I saw it twice!! See, if you slow down and really concentrate and watch each stitch you'll see it too!

I used someone's advice to use makers and it has helped so much ! Thank you whoever you were.

My finger tips hurt too! is that normal? I don't think that I have purled yet? I think I'm doing a Garter stitch? it's the first thing that I learned and I have been using it to practice getting the rhythm if that makes any sense... and trying to avoid the Mysterious extra stitches . Doing less froggin but I know that can change at any givin moment! My goal is to one day make this 'Seattle Bound Vest' I saw it in this Basic Knitting book I just got , and I love the look and color. Maybe after a couple 100 scarfs ,I'll be ready for something like that.!
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:27 PM   #40
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Hi, I'm new too. First time I tried I was increasing 1 stitch every other row or more because I was excited and wanted to finish it. What I did was knit slower first and count every stitches in every row until I didn't make any more extra stitches. But i like the idea of putting a marker. The tip of my finger was also hurting I think it has a callus already.. Thanks to all your advices too!



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