How do you add extra stitches when knitting?

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What happens if you add an extra stitch in knitting?

Extra 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). … Above is an accidental yarn over as it looks from the purl side. Also, count your stitches regularly, if you are adding extra stitches, your count will go up.

What does increase 1 in next stitch mean?

Increasing stitches simply means that you need to add an extra stitch or stitches to your knitting. Once you’re comfortable knitting the basic stitches, knit and purl, then you will need to learn how to knit an increase. … An example is when you knit a sleeve for a sweater.

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