What does no stitch mean in knitting?
The squares that are not required in a particular row are “no stitch” squares. They are usually filled with a darker color than the rest of the chart, and can be ignored as you work the row.
Does cast off count as a row?
Actually, what you shouldn’t be counting is the “row” formed by the cast on. 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.
Is casting off the same as binding off?
In the US we generally say “bind off” to refer to finishing the edge of a knitting project, while in the UK, they generally say “cast off”. Whichever term your pattern uses, the technique is exactly the same!
Does knitting lace use less yarn?
After thinking of my experience and browsing through knittingparadise.com I can say that it depends on the lace stitch pattern, but most of the time you will actually need less yarn. It might feel this way because of larger needles and blocking, but “yarn over”s really take a bit less than other stitches.
Why do my knits look like purls?
The most likely culprit is that you are wrapping your yarn the wrong way around your needle on either the knit side, the purl side, or both. You should always wrap the yarn counterclockwise around your needle.