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).
Why do I keep gaining stitches in knitting?
Mistake 1: Yarn Overs
This is basically an extra stitch. A yarn over also creates a big knitting hole. So, if you notice a bunch of holes in your knitting, chances are that you’ve created a yarn over by accidentally bringing the working yarn to the front of the needle.
What is an accidental yarn over?
An “accidental yarn over” occurs when you bring your yarn to the front of the work (as opposed to keeping it in the back). Then, when you go to knit the next stitch, the working yarn goes up and over your needle creating an extra loop on your needle as it makes that next stitch.
Can you fix holes in knitting?
In order to fix the hole, it is possible to knit 2 rows or more with your crochet needle and the original thread. … Once you have all rows fixed, you need to start knitting the final seam. You always have to copy the original technique of the design, from one row to the next one and up and down. Here you have an example.