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 do the number of stitches increase when 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 is my knitted blanket getting wider?
A very common cause of crochet projects getting wider is that extra stitches are being made. For example, if your project is supposed to be 10 stitches wide, but you’re making more than 10 stitches in the row, your project will get wider. … But you’re accidentally making a stitch in that base, leading to an extra stitch.
Why are there holes in my knitting?
Usually, it happens in stitch patterns that have both knits and purls in the same row. The hole appears when you bring the yarn to the front of the work as if for purling, then realise that the next stitch is a knit according to your pattern, and knit that stitch without moving the yarn to the back of the work.