That's exactly what I have been doing! That first row looks awful! I keep starting over - I even bought different yarn, hoping I could make it look better. It's so loose and loopy - I can't tell what I am doing.
Oh well - looks like I need more practice! Not easy for a perfectionist like me. I spent an entire week casting on, and ripping it out - hoping to get the "perfect" look. Come to find out I made it so tight I couldn't get the other needle through to start my knit row, LOL!