# Quick Answer: How do you count knitting 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.

## When counting knitting rows do you count the cast on?

The cast on itself is not counted, however, some cast on methods create both a cast on and a knitted row. For example, the most popular cast on, the long tail method, creates both a cast on and a knitted row. So in this case, you would count that as the first row.

## How do you count garter row rows?

To count rows on garter stitch:

1. Point your needle-tip to the right.
2. Count the garter-stitch ridges, not counting the cast-on row.
3. Each ridge counts for two rows. If you count 12 ridges, you have knitted 24 rows.

## Is casting off Considered 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.

## How many inches is a row of knitting?

Calculating Gauge for Any Project

To figure out the number of stitches and rows you need in 1 inch, simply divide the listed gauge by four. For instance, a yarn with a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches is the same as 4.5 stitches per inch and 6 rows per inch.