Why do I keep picking up extra stitches when knitting?

How do I decrease the number of stitches in knitting?

Make a new decrease by knitting two stitches together. Insert the needle through the next two stitches and knit a stitch. You will see how the decrease at the end of the row leans to the right. Repeat and knit as many decreases as you need.

Why does my knitting keep getting wider?

If the sides of your knitting aren’t straight, but instead have little steps on either side, the knitting gets wider as you go along, or you have holes in your knitting, you are accidentally adding extra stitches. … There are two ways that stitches are frequently added to the knitting.

How do I adjust my knitting tension?

The easiest way to make your tension less loose is to change your knitting needles to a smaller size. One size (5mm) down does the trick in most cases. If it’s not enough, keep going down in size until it feels good to knit, and the fabric you create has a structure you like.

What does decreasing mean in knitting?

A decrease in knitting is a reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch.

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