If your knitting is getting wider, it means that you are adding extra stitches or changing your tension along the way. More and/or wider stitches create the extra width. To prevent this, ensure that you are not making any new stitches unless the pattern tells you to.
How do you adjust the width of a knitted blanket?
By picking up stitches down the side of the garment, you can add a panel worked perpendicular to the original knitting. With RS facing, pick up two stitches for every three rows along the side seam and work in stocking stitch in rows until the desired extra width is complete.
Why is my knitting increasing?
Oftentimes, extra stitches become embedded in your knitting because the working yarn accidentally makes its way to the front of the needle. Once it’s in the front and you knit into the next stitch, a “yarn over” is created. This is basically an extra stitch. A yarn over also creates a big knitting hole.
Why does my crochet blanket keep getting wider?
Your flat crochet is getting bigger or smaller because:
You’re not starting the row in the right place. You’re not ending the row in the right place. You’re skipping stitches along the row somewhere. You’re crocheting two stitches into one space, therefore adding stitches along the row somewhere.
Why are my knitting rows getting longer?
The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. An “accidental yarn over” occurs when you bring your yarn to the front of the work (as opposed to keeping it in the back).
Can you add width to a knitted blanket?
Add Width to a Blanket by Crocheting With a Thicker Yarn
One of the quickest and easiest ways to increase the width of your blanket is to work with a thicker yarn. You can do this with pretty much any pattern you choose.
Why is my crochet blanket not straight?
The most obvious, and most common, reason that people fail to crochet straight edges is because they are putting too many or too few stitches into the row. Make sure that you count your stitches as you go and that they always add up to the correct number.
How do I stop my crochet blanket from curling?
Instead of tossing your work away in a heap of frustration, try blocking it. With some yarns, such as wool, blocking loosens up the fibers, allowing you to stretch out any curls. One way to prevent curled corners is by simply loosening your stitches.
Why does the yarn get so tight when I knit?
You‘re Wrapping Your Stitches Too Tightly
If, with every pattern you try and every stitch you attempt, you find yourself with rigid fabric, you’re probably pulling your working yarn too tightly around your working needle as you knit your stitches.