Originally Posted by suzeeq
It's a cast on, not a row.
Oh no. We're not going to resurrect that
argument again, are we?
I really believe that there is no wrong way to knit, and this one of those issues that not everyone agrees on. To present your opinion as fact presumes there's only one way to look at it, and I don't think it's fair to the OP not to reflect both sides, especially since a lot of books (and our very own Amy) suggest starting with a wrong side row. Whether you count
it as a row or not, the two sides look very different. Why not choose the one you like better to be the "right side"?
Of course, if you don't want to count the c/o as a row but don't happen to like the purl side of the c/o being on the "right side" of the work, you can use the other version of long-tail which puts the purl bumps on the other side. I learned it recently and like it a lot. That way I can start with my first right side row and
have the c/o edge I like in the front. Pretty groovy, huh?