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Old 03-27-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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counting rows
I have been having a "discussion" with a friend about counting rows of knitting and I haven't been able to find an answer. Do you count the stitches on the needles as a row or not? I sure hope someone can help!!
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:12 PM   #2
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I do. The stitches one the needle have already been worked. So they made a row.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:51 AM   #3
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Most people don't count the st on the needle though. They've been 'made' but you don't work them till the next row.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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The concensus at the LYS says they are counted. After all, you knit them, it was "work" so they deserve to be counted. :-)
Think of it this way: Suppose you cast on some stitches and then knit a row. Wouldn't that be Row 1? They're still on your needles and your next row would be 2. The first row surely wouldn't be row zero.
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But the loops from the CO form R 1 when you knit them on that first row. And the ones on the needle made on R 1 form the sts for R 2.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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Of course the stitches on the needle are considered a row. If you were knitting off of a chart, that row was part of the chart, therefore you knit a row of the chart - so it counts.

However, some folks consider the cast on row to be row 1 of the pattern, while others don't consider the cast on row as anything other than the cast on and consider the first row worked to be row 1.

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