Each “ridge” is actually two rows of knitting. So, for example, in the Garter Stitch sample pictured, there are four ridges of yellow, which is eight rows of knitting. The stitches, then, are the count of either the top or bottom part of a single ridge.
How do you count plain rows in knitting?
To count rows on garter stitch:
- Point your needle-tip to the right.
- Count the garter-stitch ridges, not counting the cast-on row.
- Each ridge counts for two rows. If you count 12 ridges, you have knitted 24 rows.
How many rows are in a scarf?
Work the 6 rows of the pattern stitch. These are the rows that form the ridges at each end of the scarf.
Does the cast on row count as Row 1?
The cast on itself is not counted, however, some cast on methods create both a cast on and a knitted row. For example, the most popular cast on, the long tail method, creates both a cast on and a knitted row. So in this case, you would count that as the first row.
What is garter stitch knitting?
Garter stitch is the first stitch you’ll learn when you’re starting out with knitting. When knit flat it consists solely of the knit stitch. Garter stitch lies flat and is totally reversible, meaning that both sides look the same. The resulting fabric is very stretchy both length-wise and width-wise.