Does a yarn over count as a stitch?
The term “yarn-over” refers only to the act of wrapping the yarn around the needle, and not to the working of the next existing stitch. Yarn-overs are often used to increase the number of stitches, since knitting a yarn-over creates a new stitch where none existed previously, but does not use up a stitch on the needle.
How do you count a yarn over?
If the preceding stitch is a purl (or a variant of a purl), then you don’t need to do anything, because the yarn is already where you want it. Once the yarn is in front, just bring it over the top of the right needle to the back. That’s your yarnover!
How do you increase beginning and end of a row?
One of the easiest ways to increase is at the beginning of a row. Insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, but before dropping the stitch off the left-hand needle use the tip of the right-hand needle to place the new stitch onto the left-hand needle.