Do you slip first and last stitch?
On the purl side, or wrong side, follow the same steps: slip the first stitch without knitting or purling, purl the rest of the stitches except for the last one, knit the last stitch.
Does the first loop count as a stitch knitting?
Lesson 3: Working Into the Chain
When counting your chain stitches at the start of a pattern—which you must do very carefully before continuing—note that the loop on the crochet hook is never counted as a stitch and the starting slip knot is never counted as a stitch.
Do I count the slip knot as a stitch?
Before you can knit or crochet, you’ll need to make a slip knot. … 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!
Should you slip the first stitch when knitting a blanket?
When slipping the first stitch of a row, always slip it purlwise, as this preserves the stitch orientation, keeping the right leg to the front, so that it’s properly positioned for next time you need to work it.