How do you count stitches on a row?

How do you keep track of stitches when knitting?

You can use them to mark a single stitch in your work or to mark a point in your row or round. People use ring markers to “mark” out pattern repeats, keep track of decrease or increase in sections, and alleviate the need to constantly count their knitting stitches.

Does cast off count as a row?

Actually, what you shouldn’t be counting is the “row” formed by the cast on. The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle.

Do you bind off on right or wrong side?

Usually, you bind off on the right side of the work but you can also bind off on the wrong side if needed. Unless otherwise specified in your pattern, you would work purl stitches on your bind off so that the right side of your work shows a knitted bind off pattern.

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