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Old 07-20-2005, 10:45 AM   #21
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I think counting the CO row is optional and depends on a mixture of personal preference and the pattern in question. If it's a garter st scarf, it doesnt matter. I would think that some lace patterns would either give special instructions for the cast on and then list row 1 as a pattern row that you should knit.

Maybe its simpler than that....if row 1 is strictly a K or P row, I would think you could skip it.
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:51 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by KellyK
OK - well, let's say that Im not using a row counter, and that Ive put my knitting down & when I pick it back up, I need to know which row Im on in the pattern. If I dont count the row that is currently on the needles, Im going to end up knitting that same row again.
Think of it as you're counting the row that you just slipped off the needles as the completed row. Not the ones on the needle.

Ok, lets say you're doing stockinette and you've knit 5 rows. The last row you knit would have been a knit row. That's been done. The stitches waiting on the needle would be row 6, the one you're about to purl.

I know that when I do color knitting, if I have to add a new color after four rows on the chart, I look for four completed knit stitches and then knit the new color with the stitches that are on the needles. In the end, my knitting looks just like the chart says it should.
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:52 AM   #23
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I'll ask again tonight just in case I messed up... but last week when I asked is it always this way she said yes you always skip the first Row and continue on... but maybe she thought I meant just swatches off to knit flowers and try butterflies although I know I'll have questions on the butterflies...
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:55 AM   #24
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I will reiterate over and over (how's that for redundancy) I have never done nor have I heard of skipping the first row of any pattern, ever. If the patterns wanted you to, somewhere, some pattern would have said to. Why on earth would they assume that people would know that their cast on was row one?

Patterns say cast on XX stitches. Begin pattern: Row 1
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I will reiterate over and over (how's that for redundancy) I have never done nor have I heard of skipping the first row of any pattern, ever. If the patterns wanted you to, somewhere, some pattern would have said to. Why on earth would they assume that people would know that their cast on was row one?

Patterns say cast on XX stitches. Begin pattern: Row 1
yeah that's what i am thinking...there would be no point in writing row 1 instructions if you were just going to skip them.

AND a lot of times row 1 is the beginning of whatever pattern you are doing with increases and decreases and all that in it....
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Old 07-20-2005, 11:59 AM   #27
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I agree with Ingrid, I have never heard of anyone counting the cast-on as row 1.

D, I hope you let us know what you're instructor says tonight.

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yep I'll ask tonight and see what she says and let ya know.. maybe I misunderstood or she thought I was talking about just swatches
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yep I'll ask tonight and see what she says and let ya know.. maybe I misunderstood or she thought I was talking about just swatches
Or maybe she was wrong!
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*KellyK admiring the way Ingrid sticks to her convictions*
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