Originally Posted by newknitter071
I am a new knitter. I have 8 inches of a scarf, but suddenly I've picked up a whole bunch of stitches on the top (like where you cast them . . .but I only started with a few. . .) and now there are too many to fit on my knitting needle! how do I fix this? is it ok to just drop them???
If you just drop them, you might wind up with holes in your work. You can 1, rip it out and start again or 2. "unknit" until you've gotten your original amount of sts back. The fact that you have so many that they won't fit on your needles makes me think it's better to just rip and start over. I wish I could help you identify where all those extra sts came from, but without being able to hold it and see it for myself, I can't say for sure because there are numerous
ways for sts to be accidentally added.
Hope that helps a little... :?