Adding unwanted stitches in stockinette help needed
Hi, My name is Ellen. I have been knitting for almost a year now and have not had any problems working stockinette stitch until now. I am currently working on a new cardigan. I did a long tail cast on of 120 stitches and worked the first 5 inches in garter stitch, no problems. Changed my needle size to size 8 and began working in stockinette stitch and have knitted approximately 23 inches into it. Well I counted back my rows and noticed that I had 124 stitches instead of 120. I assume that I was doing yarn overs and ripped it back. After working on it, I had only 119 stitches. I continued working with the intention of increasing a stitch on the end. Well after working a number of rows and being diligent not to carry the yarn over the needle and keeping it in back, I'm back up to 122 stitches. I am at a loss of what I could I am doing wrong and am truly frustrated. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I could possibly doing wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated. Sorry so wordy. Ellen Victoria PS. now I have two extra loops on the end.