How to count rows (or rounds) in knitting is a basic skill which will come in handy in every knitting project you make. There’s a couple of tricks for counting rows for both knit and purl stitches - let’s check them out:
How to Count Rows with Knit Stitches
Knit stitches on the right side will have a “V” shape to them. You can count each row or round by counting the number of “V” stitches that you see (photo)
The stitches on the needle also count as a row/round!
How to Count Rows with Purl Stitches
Here’s a handy video for some visual explanation:
Mastering the art of counting rows in knitting is an essential skill that enhances your crafting experience. Whether you're working with knit stitches and their distinctive "V" shapes or navigating the textured bumps of purl stitches, understanding these counting techniques is key. With practice, these counting methods will become second nature, allowing you to take on knitting projects with confidence and precision.