How do you keep a knitted stitch count?

Does a yarn over count as a stitch?

The term “yarn-over” refers only to the act of wrapping the yarn around the needle, and not to the working of the next existing stitch. Yarn-overs are often used to increase the number of stitches, since knitting a yarn-over creates a new stitch where none existed previously, but does not use up a stitch on the needle.

Does Yo include a knit?

It’s a simple thing: just a loop of yarn that goes over the right needle. … It does not include knitting or doing anything else to the next stitch on the needle, and in fact does not use up a stitch from the previous row at all.

Do you knit into the front or back of a yarn over?

Working a yarn over is very simple. Generally, you will bring the yarn to the front between the needles, then over the right needle to the back. … Wrap it over the right needle towards the back, and then bring it back between your needles towards the front, ready to purl the next stitch.

Does the cast on row count as the first row in knitting?

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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