I’m very new to knitting. I am working on my first project and am teaching myself to knit following a pattern from a book.
The pattern requires a loop stitch. The directions asks to K1, M1, bring yarn to front and back again to make a loop, anchoring it down with thumb; slip M1 onto left needle; ktog
I’m making a cowl and am am knitting in the round.
Every time I do the m1 I pick up that middle strand sitting between the two needles from front to back and place onto my left needle front to back. Then I knit the stitch by inserting my right needle into the back leg. When i transfer it onto my right needle i end with an extra stitch. It’s like my yarn is wrapping over the right needle somehow as I’m knitting the stitch. what am i doing wrong???