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 stop my knitting from getting wider?
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.
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 knitting look bad?
If you are new to knitting, a knitted project that looks bad or different from the pattern is sometimes inevitable. You must have encountered some mistakes that may not seem evident at first. These errors include using the wrong technique, the wrong yarn size, the wrong needle size, and the improper tension applied.
How do you knit consistently?
Tips to knit more evenly.
- Knit more. It can be that simple! …
- Learn to tension your yarn with your fingers. …
- Hold your needles differently. …
- Learn to recognise when to swatch flat and when to swatch in the round. …
- Use a different needle to purl. …
- (whoops, did I say 5?)
What if my knitting gauge is too small?
If you have MORE stitches per inch than your pattern calls for (see diagram to the left), your stitches are TOO SMALL. Try a LARGER NEEDLE. If you have FEWER stitches per inch than your pattern calls for (see diagram to the left), your stitches are TOO LARGE. Try a SMALLER NEEDLE.
What is blocking in knitting terms?
Blocking is the process of wetting or steaming your final pieces of knitting to set the finished size and even out the stitches. You could use any flat surface to block your garments (I’m partial to the Knitter’s Block), just be sure that your knitted piece lies flat and fully dries so that its shape sets.