OK...this is a funny question, but when I am reading a pattern, does the cast on row count as the first row in the pattern? e.g. if the pattern has 10 rows before a colour change, do I cast on then knit 10 rows, or do I cast on then knit 9 rows?
Also, when you drop a stitch and you put it back onto the needle, how do you know which way to orient the stitch?
I think I have twisted a few stitches in the crib-blanket I am knitting (my first ever project!) in a section of seed stitch where i had dropped some stitches. There's a small patch that looks a bit messy - but its several rows below where I am up to and I don't really want to undo all the work above it to fix it up (there are 140 stitches in each row - so its a bit daunting to think of trying to unravel a few rows then putting all those stitches back on the needle). Besides looking a bit messy - is there any problem with leaving twisted stitches in your work? Will it unravel or anything like that?