# Your question: When knitting do you count rows?

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## 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 cast on 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. … And that you don’t count your cast on if you’re counting rows.

## What does every following 4th row mean in knitting?

Once you’ve worked the decrease row, you’re asked to repeat it every fourth row. To do something every fourth row means that you’re working a four-row pattern, and one of those is a decrease row. … Then work a four-row pattern with a decrease at the end (three even rows, then decrease row).

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