Blossom girls sweater questions

I am making this sweater http://www.knittingatknoon.com/children.html “Blossom” and I am a little stuck. When I split to the the front and back, the first row I knit when I start knitting flat is twisted? also, on the front when it says to continue w/ the eyelet pattern I assume you also have to do the same decrease as in the back, on each knit row? :??

You would probably get more help if you posted this in the “How To” section of the forum.

oops- thanks.