Okay new guy here again… I’ved learned three cast on methods, the knit stitch and the purl stitch; made a small rectangle of stockinettte stitch stuff and watched it curl up into a tube… Now I was trying to just make a swatch of garter stitch to see if I could measure gauge.
Started with 20 cast on stitches and got to row three or four when I knew I was starting to have problems. Two of the loops on the needle with the work appear to be crossed (they look like x’s when viewed from above) and after counting my loops I see there are now 21… probably 23 if you count the two x’s.
How in the hell does one end up with an extra loop at the end of every row?!?!?!?!?! I started with 20. I know because I counted it three times before I started.