Why is my knitting increasing?

The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. … Then, when you go to knit the next stitch, the working yarn goes up and over your needle creating an extra loop on your needle as it makes that next stitch.

Why is the string between my knitting needles getting longer?

If you are not super careful, keeping the needle tips close together, then you create slack between the needles with every stitch you knit, and if you have more than a few stitches, the strand of yarn will grow to ridiculous lengths.

Why is my knitted blanket getting wider?

If your work is getting wider and you didn’t intend for it to, that means you’ve unknowingly added stitches somewhere. … Just subtract the same number of stitches in the next row by working two stitches together until you’re back to the correct stitch count.

Why do I keep accidentally adding stitches?

The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. … Then, when you go to knit the next stitch, the working yarn goes up and over your needle creating an extra loop on your needle as it makes that next stitch.

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Why am I adding stitches to my knitting?

Oftentimes, extra stitches become embedded in your knitting because the working yarn accidentally makes its way to the front of the needle. … So, if you notice a bunch of holes in your knitting, chances are that you’ve created a yarn over by accidentally bringing the working yarn to the front of the needle.

Why does the yarn get so tight when I knit?

A lot of the times, tight knitters will knit into their stitches using the tip of the needle without letting the stitch slide all the way onto the needle. This doesn’t expand the stitch to the full width of the needle – only a fraction of its width! That’s why the stitches are so tight.

Why is my cast on row so loose?

If your cast-on stitches are too loose, you can try using needles a size or two smaller. But make sure you don’t overcompensate and make your stitches too tight. You can also try to space the stitches closer together on the needle as you cast on. Most cast ons start with a slipknot (right).

Why am I increasing stitches when crocheting?

There are many reasons a crochet project can get wider, including changes in the yarn, using the wrong hook, loosening tension, an overly tight foundation chain, or accidentally increasing by making extra stitches that shouldn’t be there.