If you don’t completely remove the stitch from the left needle when knitting (or purling), you can get into a sticky situation where you knit into the same stitch twice. Like a yarn over, this is sometimes called for in a pattern (called the “knit front back” (kfb) increase) because it creates an extra stitch.
Why is my knitting getting bigger?
If the sides of your knitting aren’t straight, but instead have little steps on either side, the knitting gets wider as you go along, or you have holes in your knitting, you are accidentally adding extra stitches. … There are two ways that stitches are frequently added to the knitting.
Why is my knitting stretching?
For an item like a case or pouch where you’re going to put something in it, you need a denser knit, so use smaller needles. If it’s acrylic, the sts can stretch if washed, so again, you need a denser knit. Try another on different needles and see if that’s better.
Why does the yarn between my needles keep getting longer?
You may be tightening a little too much on that first row, pulling the extra slack from the looser ‘loops’ of the cast-on stitches from the left needle, as well as the extra yarn from the completed stitch on the right needle as you are knitting.
Why are knitted scarves crooked?
Uneven knitting is sometimes caused by different tension between knit and purl rows (also known as “rowing out”). If you look at the purl side of your stockinette stitch and there are pairs of purl rows with deep “gutters” in between, it is likely that this is the problem.
Why is my first row of knitting 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).
What does yo mean when knitting?
One of the easiest and most common ways to create an extra stitch in knitting is with a yarn over. Not only does this technique increase your stitch count by 1, yarn overs also leave you with a neat little eyelet that can be a decorative increase, an element in lacework, or even a buttonhole.
Why does my knitting look bad?
Cause: You may not be holding the tension of your working yarn consistently. Some stitches will be loose and some will be tight, causing your knitted fabric to look uneven. Solution: If you are new to knitting, this is a common problem that will improve with practice.
Should I block my knitting before sewing up?
Always block your finished pieces before seaming. By flattening and setting the shape of your pieces, you will be able to more easily line up your stitches to seam them together. The fiber content of the yarn and the stitch pattern of your knitting will often determine how you block your finished pieces.
Is it necessary to block knitting?
Blocking knitted projects is a process that most knitters have heard about, but many knitters don’t do. It’s an essential last step in knitting especially if the item you’ve created just doesn’t come out exactly the way you want or the way it needs to look.