How do you count rows in rib stitch?

Is the cast on row considered 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.

Does the cast off row count as a row?

The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle.

Do you count the first row in knitting?

When counting rows, you do count the loops on the needle, but let’s start by talking about the cast on. If you are talking about following a pattern, then row 1 is always your first row of knitting, since the designer has no idea what type of cast on you will use.

Do you count the slip knot as a stitch when casting on?

In knitting, the slip knot counts as the first stitch of the cast on. That means that by tying a slipknot, you’ve cast on your first stitch!

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