Ok, so I'm new to knitting and have only done scarves. I'm attempting to knit a baby blanket using a cable knit pattern and am using circular needles for the first time. My questions are...
1) I'm so confused about what I've read about switching needle sides at the end of each row. If I switch them, my working yarn would be on the wrong side?!
2) After I casted on and knitted/purled my first row, it is connected by a piece of yarn at the end. Is that supposed to be there?
My blanket is 164 stitches and I think my circular needles are 21/23 inches? I feel so stupid, but I literally have no one in this area that I know that can help me, and my knitting books don't seem to answer these questions. I like taking on challenges and really hope to make this work!