How do I count the rows in garter stitch?

How do you count knitting rows?

To count the number of rows in your knitting, count the stitches (the V’s) vertically, including the loop over the needle. I’ve only highlighted five rows, but if you wanted to count the total number of rows you have worked, continue counting vertically down the column of stitches.

Does the cast on row count as Row 1?

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.

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