How do you count the number of garter rows?
To count rows on garter stitch:
- Point your needle-tip to the right.
- Count the garter-stitch ridges, not counting the cast-on row.
- Each ridge counts for two rows. If you count 12 ridges, you have knitted 24 rows.
When counting knitting rows do you count the one on the needle?
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.