What is the easiest way to cast on in knitting?
Knitted Cast On
- Make a slip knot and put it on your needle.
- Pass the needle in the right hand through the loop on the left needle and bring the right needle under the left needle.
- With your left hand, wrap the working yarn around your left hand needle.
- Bring the right needle back through the loop on the left needle.
Does the slip knot count as a cast on?
CO 12 sts. That means that you will first make a slip knot on one needle, then cast on 11 more stitches on the same needle. In knitting, the slip knot always counts as a stitch. If you are a crocheter, be sure to remember this, as in crochet, the slip knot never counts as a stitch.
Does cast on count as a row?
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.