Extra Stitches

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Registered: 02-09-2008
Extra Stitches
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Mon, 03-23-2009 - 6:49pm

Hi:


I'm a brand-new knitter and find that I frequently add extra stitches (for instance, I'll somehow end up with 23 in a row when I initially cast on 20).

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Registered: 02-09-2004
Tue, 03-24-2009 - 9:59am
Hmmm I'm not sure what you are doing to get the extra stitches, but if you find that you are adding on extras you could always do decreases to lessen them. The easiest one is to knit two stitches together (K2Tog). Just make sure you space them out evenly in your work so they aren't obvious.
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Registered: 05-06-2008
Sat, 04-04-2009 - 9:36am
Mistakes can always happen .I find that if the work is a pattern eg rib then ,if you go wrong you will find out soon because you will not finish on the right sttch ,so you will not have to count stitches at end