So, I've already knit my first garter stitch scarf, but I really need someone to explain the Right Side/Wrong Side concept. If RS or WS appears in a pattern, do you do anything about it? How can you tell RS or WS on a garter stitch piece, or stockingette piece? Do they matter at all? When you cast on (using long-tail or "knitting on"), do you always automatically start with a WS row? What if a pattern says "start with a RS row"? Do you just naturally do that when you knit, or do you actually have to be conscious of making yourself knit on the Right or Wrong side?
I'm just completely lost.