Why am I adding stitches to my knitting?
Oftentimes, extra stitches become embedded in your knitting because the working yarn accidentally makes its way to the front of the needle. Once it’s in the front and you knit into the next stitch, a “yarn over” is created. This is basically an extra stitch. A yarn over also creates a big knitting hole.
How do you increase stitches in the middle of a row?
Stitches can be added invisibly or decoratively; slanting to the left or right; at the edges or in the middle of a row. On a knit row, work until position for increase is reached. Bring yarn forward between the needles and back over the right hand one. Knit the next stitch.
How do you increase stitches evenly in a row?
To increase several stitches evenly across a row, you must figure out the best spacing for these increases in the same row.
- Take the number of stitches to be added and add 1.
- Divide the total number of stitches on your needle by the number of spaces between the increases.
How do you increase beginning and end of a row?
One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.