Newby question

I just started knitting and seem to get it, but when I am knitting my project ( which is just a square) keeps getting bigger an bigger until the needle is full? Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated.


Welcome to KH. Congratulations on learning to knit! There are several ways to make extra stitches, I think I’ve found most of them myself, maybe invented a few even. :wink:
Really Clear: Common Mistakes in Knitting This video will explain better than I can.
For more than you ever wanted to know, check the FAQ…Mysterious extra stitches? Look Here!.

Thanks for the help. I think I know what I did but am going to work with a new one to see if it gets better. Thanks again


You’re welcome. Count your stitches at the end of each row. If your count is up one, that’s the time to see where the accidental increase occurred. Once you learn to spot them it gets easier.