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Old 03-24-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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I'm very new to knitting! Is the cast on row the "first row"?
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:04 AM   #2
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thats all relitive...but in general speaking...no
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:06 AM   #3
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No, the cast on is a cast on, it's not counted as a row. The first row will be the row after that.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:09 AM   #4
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I'm very new to knitting! Is the cast on row the "first row"?
what do you mean by "it's all relative?
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scratch that...the cast on row is only the way you get your stitches on the needle ....then you start the pattern with row one.
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I don't count it as a row, but some patterns sorta do. I'd just count the next row as the first row.
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For me, it depends on the pattern.

With long tail cast on, you make a row of knit stitches on the needle & purl bumps on the reverse. I like the knit side to be the RS, if I'm working stockinette. Or any other patterned stitch with all knits as the base. Then I would count it as row 1. So my first actual worked row would be on WS/purl side (or row 2.)

In garter stitch or ribbing it doesn't matter.

I just like the finished look better this way.
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I don't count it as a row, but some patterns sorta do.
This is what i ment by "its all relitive" I just didnt want to confuse you.
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Typically the cast on row is just the foundation for the first row. Casting on puts the stitches on the needles in order for you to knit or purl on. There are always exceptions, but that is what is typical.
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Originally Posted by Abby123 View Post
For me, it depends on the pattern.

With long tail cast on, you make a row of knit stitches on the needle & purl bumps on the reverse. I like the knit side to be the RS, if I'm working stockinette. Or any other patterned stitch with all knits as the base. Then I would count it as row 1. So my first actual worked row would be on WS/purl side (or row 2.)

In garter stitch or ribbing it doesn't matter.

I just like the finished look better this way.
I like the long tail cast on so this answer really helped me. Thanks a bunch!
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