Adding stick with every row?

Hello;

i am very new to knitting and trying to teach myself. I thought I had casting on and the basic knit stitch down but when I attempted to knit a simple square I seem to be adding a stich to each row which gives me the end result more of a triangle than a square. I have read several instructions and watched videos and have no idea what I am doing wrong. Does anyone have any idea what I may be doing wrong?

Thanks for the help!
Hildi

Hi…look at the stickys of this category about adding extra stitches. It’s at the top of the How To section. You’re probably knitting twice in your first cast on stitch. Make sure you pull your yarn down to show only the first stitch. It’s a common mistake when you’re learning.

That was very helpful! Thank you. I don’t know how I missed that section. thanks again!:muah:

Any time…just ask…someone somewhere will always know the answer:)