This video shows you how to count rows on garter stitch. Use the tail to know if you are looking at the right side while you count ridges.

Video: How to Count Rows on Garter Stitch

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How To Count Rows on Garter Stitch - Not Just Counting Ridges
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the trick to counting rows on garter stitch

To Count Rows On Garter Stitch

If your tail is on the same side as your working yarn, you have done an even number of rows.

  1. Point your needle-tip to the right.
  2. Count the garter-stitch ridges, not counting the cast-on row.
  3. Each ridge counts for two rows. If you count 12 ridges, you have knitted 24 rows.

If your tail is on the opposite side as your working yarn, you have done an odd number of rows.

  1. Point your needle-tip to the right.
  2. Count the garter-stitch ridges, not counting the cast-on row.
  3. Each ridge counts for two rows. If you count 12 ridges, you have knitted 24 rows.
  4. Count the row on the needle as the last row. You should have an odd number of rows.
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