I just figured out how to do the casting on of stitches and how to knit (continental since I’m left-handed) from the videos on this site.
However, I’m bit confused about starting a row and finishing a row. So here are my questions:
When you are casting on the stitches (long tail cast on) does the 1st one count as 2 stitches (since there are 2 loops around your needle after you do the 1st )?
If the answer to question 1 is yes, then when you start with the knitting (after all the stiches are casted on) then how do you knit that last loop (the 1st cast on stitch) when there is no knot underneath it? Am I making any sense?
I also have a problem with the 1st stitch. In one of the videos it said to just transfer that 1st loop to the other needle , but then over time a really loose hangin loop develops on my project. Is this how it is supposed to be?
thanks a lot. I’m sure all this would be a lot easier if I had someone to help me out in person, but I don’t, since everyone I know knits in that other style (the english).