How do you count stitches to cast on?
The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.
When casting on does the first loop count?
1. COUNT THE CAST-ON? Whether to count the cast-on depends on HOW you cast on. If you cast on with a loop method (such as backwards loop or forwards loop) the first row you knit is the first row of the work–the loop cast-on is not usually counted as a row.
Does slip knot count as cast on stitch?
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!
Does the first loop count as a chain?
Never count your first slipknot or the loop on the hook (called the working loop). … When you are working your first row of stitches into your crochet chains, pattern will often say ‘double crochet in the second chain from hook’ or something similar, depending on the type of stitch being used.