I noticed that with double knitting reverse thing cast on, the cast on appears as a row in the knitting, and might not fit into the pattern by making a bar on the bottom.
But I've decided to myself that I won't count the cast on as a row, even if it makes a row... (unless stated so of course)
putting a tick next to the row each time I have completed it. I don't trust myself to do it any other way.
Exactly the same for me. I'd lose myself with all these rows...