Undrstanding Directions

I am knitting a scarf and the directions start with Garter stitch of 6 rows, then stockinette…do I start the stockinette with a knit row OR a purl row. Directions do not specify. Does it make a difference??

Doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t really matter, you can look at the edge of your cast on and see which side you like the looks of the best and make that side the outside by making that side the smooth side.