a technique question…
if i 1x1 rib cast-on (longtail, but you do it so you end up with both knits and purls right away)… the ‘regular’ cast-on stitches count as the knits, right? and the ‘backwards’ cast-on stitches count as the purls, yes?
i’m right handed, casting-on with yarn in my left hand, needle in my right. so for me, ‘regular’ means i’m going from thumb to forefinger back to thumb… and ‘backwards’ means forefinger to thumb back to forefinger.
i’m asking because if i do the rib cast-on, i can count that as a real row in a pattern. and then i’ll use the 1x1 bind-off at the end, i can do the same thing, counting the bind-off as a row in-pattern. it will save me some yarn and i’m cutting it close with something i have picked out.