Stockinette (or stocking) stitch
Knitting - Basic Techniques
When working back and forth in rows, stockinette stitch is worked by alternating knit-stitches and purl-stitches every other row, in circular knitting (see Casting ON), knit-stitch is worked every round.
The right side and wrong side of this fabric can be clearly distinguished. A surface with all knit-stitches facing is called stockinette stitch, and a surface with all purl-stitches facing is called reverse stockinette stitch. The lower edges will roll up toward the knit-stitch side.
|Using the long-tail cast-on method, cast on stitches (see Casting ON), the cast-on stitches become the first row.|
|With wrong-side facing, purl (see Purl-stitch).|
|The second row is finished.|
|With right-side facing, knit (see Knit-stitch)|
|The sixth row is finished, wrong-side facing.|
|A view from the right side after turning the fabric of step 8.|