No matter what type of needles you use for small circumference projects (socks, mittens, gloves...), it's really easy to get an extra stitch at the needle change. It's a problem that almost every sock knitter has faced at some point. But why does it happen?
Before You Begin
Most often, that extra stitch is caused by inadvertently creating a yarn over (YO) when you begin working on a new needle. Of course, you need to pay attention to your work, so it doesn't happen, but it can also be helpful to remind yourself to "just say no to the YO".
- simpliworsted by HiKoo
- addi Bamboo FlexiFlips
Knitting in the Round: Preventing Extra Stitches at the Needle Change
Ready to try this technique in a pattern? Best Worsted Socks has videos to help you learn more about:
- Provisional Tubular Cast On
- Norwegian Purl
- Avoiding Extra Stitches at the Needle Change When Knitting in the Round
- Invisible Ribbed Bind Off