Okay, this may seem silly, but how do you count the number of stitches on your needle? I'm doing the double cast on and I'm supposed to be casting on 35 stitches. Now, looking at the needle after the first cast-on stitch, there is the one knot under the needle and two pieces of yarn on top of the needle. I only performed one action, but is that giving me one stitch (counting the knot) or two stitches (counting the yarn on top of the needle)? Can someone explain that to me?
Also, how do I properly count knitted rows? I get confused by what I am looking at a lot of the times.
Sorry if these are very basic questions, but I don't want to start out by guessing what the right answer is, know what I mean??
Thanks for all of your help!!