When we are counting our rows from the beginning of a piece, we generally do not count the “cast on” row as a row of knitting. On the other hand, the stitches that are on our needle, do count as a row.
Does the first stitch in knitting count?
The cast on itself is not counted, however, some cast on methods create both a cast on and a knitted row. For example, the most popular cast on, the long tail method, creates both a cast on and a knitted row. So in this case, you would count that as the first row.
Do you have to count in knit?
The cast on row at the bottom of your knitting and the stitches on your knitting needle do not count. Ignore these stitches when you are counting your rows. Begin counting on the row above the cast on row and finish counting on the row before you get to your knitting needle.
Does the cast on row count as Row 1?
Most patterns do not count the cast on as the first row. They tell you to cast on a number of stitches and then start row 1 usually designating it as right or wrong side row, unless you are knitting in the round, then just row 1. So, the cast on does not count as a row.
Do you count the turning chain as a stitch?
When you’re working rows of treble crochet, you will chain 4 as your turning chain at the beginning of each row. This chain DOES count as a stitch, meaning you will skip the very first stitch (sometimes called a false stitch) and create your first treble crochet into the next stitch.
Why do I drop stitches when crocheting?
4. Why do I lose stitches? A major cause of stitch loss is failing to put a stitch into the last stitch of the row. The last stitch can get quite tight and may not look like a ‘real’ stitch – but it is.
Is Row 1 the right side in knitting?
The first row of a knitting pattern is considered the right side, and the second row is considered the wrong side. Since one is an odd number, all of the odd rows are right side facing.
How many needles are used in knitting?
Since the invention of the circular needle, they have been most commonly used to knit smaller tube-shaped pieces such as sleeves, collars, and socks. Usually two needles are active while the others hold the remaining stitches.
What is every foll alt row in knitting?
foll alt row = following alternating row. This means that after the increase row you increase on every other row beginning with the second row after the first increase row. So in this case, since you increased on row 3, you will then increase on row 5 next.