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Old 09-14-2005, 07:54 AM   #11
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Re: Me Too!!
Originally Posted by sarahsota
I am having the exact same extra stitches problem...I read the replies and still can't figure it out. I have been practicing a square that started with 15 stitches and a few rows later I have 20 stitches, and they keep increasing. I've watched the cast-on and knit stitch videos and seem to be doing them correctly. The only weird part is that after I cast-on, and then knit another row (starting my 3rd row) my yarn is in the wrong place. There's no way for the first stitch to wrap around the back counter-clockwise...it has to go over the front clockwise or wrap around twice (if that makes sense!). So when I look at my needle with the working part to the right, the working yarn is going out the back to the left instead of to the right. Any suggestions?
I'm having a little trouble picturing exactly what's happening. But if you think the problem is at your first stitch and where the yarn is, you may be wrapping the yarn around the shaft of the right needle, making an extra stitch there. If there's loop at the end of the row, that might be it.

Before you put your needle in for the first stitch, make sure the yarn is behind both needles for knit or in front of both needles for purl.

If this isn't the problem, is there any way you can post a picture?
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:08 PM   #12
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Okay, I think I got it!

I'll have to keep practising a bit and see if the problem is fixed or not. I think I was wrapping my yarn over the top on the first stitch because I would have that extra loop at the end of my row.

I think I figured out how to avoid it thanks to your helpful tips and the simple project video!
Thank you so much for your help...I'll let you know if it works or not! :D
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