Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Why does it keep growing??

I think I'm not ending my rows correctly because I keep adding more loops and I'm going to end up with something much too wide. What am I supposed to do at the end of a row before moving down the other side?

Learning to Knit


Brook said...

Congratulations on a successful cast on! Hardest part done! It looks to me like you are knitting into the front and back of some of your loops. Since you are picking it up again I would recommend starting with a smallish number, say 10 or 15 stitches and keep counting each row until your work stops miraculously growing. I can't tell you how easy and common it is for this to happen since you already know-I'm still doing it to this day. Knitting can be quite relaxing and fulfilling. I hope you enjoy it. There is a really great website with wonderful videos and helpful hints. I'll find it and send you a link.

Beth said...

Well, I'm not sure exactly what you're doing (I might see better on the knit side, instead of the purl), but when you get to the end of the row, you stop and turn your piece around. Like, that's it. No extra stitch or finishing off or anything - you just knit your last stitch on the row, turn the piece around, and start the next row. First stitch of new row is made *into* the last stitch of the row before.

If you're doing that and still getting increases, maybe you're doing an accidental yarn-over, where you unintentionally loop the yarn over the needle between stitches. But it doesn't look like it, from your picture. So... sorry. I got nuttin.

Anonymous said...

Go to YouTube, there are lots of tutorials there! I think Beth is right though, you seem to be adding a stitch at the end, which you don't need to do.