I recently decided I was going to teach myself how to knit and so am teaching myself as I go along in my soaker pattern for my son.
So my question: I am starting with the long-tail method of cast-on. Got that down. (Yay! The rest....not so pretty...). BUT I noticed as I cast-on, (and because I don't quite know the language...this may sound funny) that there were two loops on my needle with the first cast-on (not using a slip knot, just starting right away with long-tail). I know that the first cast-on counts as a stitch....but with that method, with two loops right away, does it count as two?!
Do I count loops for stitches or something else?
So when I get to that end when I am doing the ribbing, ending with a knit stitch, do I go through both loops?
Or am I just doing it wrong....please let me know if this makes sense....lol.