Based on what suzeeq and others have said and my own experience, I think all that matters is that when you get around to working the stitches that have been held is that you don't want to work them twisted.
I should never overestimate my basic arithmetic skills.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper
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