Originally Posted by vinny
im a total beginner learning how to knit. im doing my first practice square, but its becoming triangular as mysterious extra stitches keep appearing. i started with about 25 stitches, and fifteen rows in i had 38!! after another ten rows i have 45. what am i doing wrong???? im really confused.
I think what is the problem (I made this mistake too
) is that when you start the first stich there is a strange loop right in front of the stich. If you knitt that loop you will end up with another stich. You have to go behind
it and knitt that stich. Hope this helps! I'm new at this too!
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