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Old 09-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #1
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Does the cast-on row count as Row 1 in a pattern?
Hi! I am a new knitter, trying to follow a pattern. I am supposed to knit 3 rows as the first step. Does the cast-on row count as Row 1, or do I start counting rows when I actually start knitting into the cast-on row?
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:36 PM   #2
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No, the CO row is the cast on, start counting with the actual 1st row you do.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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What if you use the long-tail cast-on...I've read more than once that the best thing about the long-tail is that the first row is already knit when you're done. I've been assuming that you count that as the first knit row. Eep!
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Some people count it as their first row for stockinette, some don't. I don't. I'd expect the pattern to tell me that it counts as a row. I doubt it makes much difference, though, except for the appearance of the co row in the finished product.
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I don't count it either. It sorta looks like a row, but it isn't the same size, so most people don't count it as one.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:24 AM   #7
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They mean that it looks like a knitted row, but it is actually not as long as a cast-on row + knitted row.
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