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Old 11-29-2006, 12:49 PM   #1
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Confused! Help?
Ok, so this is my first time knitting and I'm confused on if the slip knot counts as a stitch? I've tried both the single cast-on and the double cast-on and prefer the double. I have the knit stitch and the purl stitch down, I understand them both. Since I don't know if the slip knot counts as a stitch I don't know what to do when I get to the end of the first row?

Does this make any sense? LOL!

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Old 11-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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Just found the answer in another thread. So, each loop is counted as a stitch, ok, got that. Now, when I get to that last stitch, it's just not looking right! Hmmmm.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:53 PM   #3
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Yes, the slip knot is a stitch, so you include it in your stitch count. When you get to the end of the first row, knit it too.

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Originally Posted by OneCraftySAHM
Just found the answer in another thread. So, each loop is counted as a stitch, ok, got that. Now, when I get to that last stitch, it's just not looking right! Hmmmm.
Keep going. The stitches become more even with practice so that is the best thing you can do. Don't worry about any wonky stitches while you're learning.
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Old 11-29-2006, 12:59 PM   #5
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I'm actually left with a big loop on the last stitch...it's not really a stitch, LOL!
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:01 PM   #6
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The first row is always the trickiest. It's like the knitting goddess is testing you to see if your reeeeeeeealy like knitting by giving you a row that always looks wonky. Just keep on going, I promise it ill get better
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Originally Posted by OneCraftySAHM
I'm actually left with a big loop on the last stitch...it's not really a stitch, LOL!
If you do a search here you'll see that that last big loop is very common. I don't have quite as much problem now so it must get better with time and practice.
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Old 11-29-2006, 01:12 PM   #8
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Ahhh ok. At least I know it's a common thing now. I thought maybe I was doing something wrong!

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my advice is to make sure your slip knot is about the same size as your cast on stitches. then at the beginning of each row, slip rather than knit the first stich to make a nice edge.
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