There was a reason I wanted to learn to intertwine strands on a background of interlinked sprang. You can use the strands to increase the width of the cloth. To do this, you incorporate them into the interlinking in the next row.
And then while I was at it, widening the cloth that way on one side, I widened the other side by adding yarn. This is called supplementary warp and it's done by weavers too.