Slipping first stitch on double knitting?

Hello everyone. I’m starting the “Uncle Argyle Scarf” found in Son of Stitch 'n Bitch. This is my first time double knitting and using a chart. Will it look ok if I slip first stitch? I’m slow at knitting and I don’t want to experiment if possible.
In the picture it looks like one edge is in MC and the other edge is CC

It should look fine (especially if that is what the pattern instructs). I often slip the first stitch purlwise when I am doing garter stitch for a neater edge and it works out okay.