Teaching myself to knit

by Scott
(Lockport, IL)

I am brand new to knitting...trying to teach myself with videos. My number of stitches per row gradually increases as I knit. For example I cast on 35 and end up with 50 after twenty rows or so. This means everything I knit comes out curved. Ugh I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Please help.

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Apr 09, 2020
teaching myself to knit
by: Ratcha

Hi Scott,

I'm so happy that you teach yourself to knit. I think the reason you keep gaining stitches because you may accidentally wrap yarn around needle. It can happen when you forget to return yarn to back of work after working a purl stitch. When you knit with yarn in front, it will create a hole or an eyelet. When this eyelet get worked over, it will turn into an extra stitch.

I would suggest you work a sample piece with about 20 sts and count stitch on each row. Check to see if there is a wrap or a hole in it. You can check each column to see if stitch are aligned with one another.

Keep practicing. You can do it!

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