Uh-oh (adding stitches inadvertantly)

I haven’t picked up my needles in about 2 years and before then I was only knitting the most basic. Anyway, I am making a scarf for my 6 year old and using only 15 stitches. But, somehow, each new row is getting a new stitch. I don’t mind working from where I am (it looks fine) but what am I doing wrong???

Hard to say exactly what you’re doing w/out seeing it. But read thru these comments
and you may be able to figure out what’s going on.

It probably happens at the beginning of the row; when you have the yarn over the needle to the back, it can pull up the first stitch and make it look like 2 of them. So hold the yarn out to the side so you can identify the first st easily. If you’re doing ribbing, make sure you bring the yarn back to front [I]between[/I] the needles, not over them. And the thread Marilyn linked to may have other suggestions for you.

Thank you both! :slight_smile:

okay - got it! on the final stitch the loop at the bottom was sliding up and when I started a new line I was grabbing each of the two “sides” of the loop as two stitches rather than grabbing the actual stitch. Thanks again for your help, ladies :slight_smile:

Yep, those two legs on the end stitch can make it look like there’s 2 sts there instead of one.