Stockinette stitch is what most people think of when they think of knitting. It creates a smooth, flat fabric characterized by rows and columns of “V” shaped stitches, ideal for showing off colorwork.
When worked flat, stockinette stitch is formed by alternating rows of knit and purl. In the round, all stitches are knit.
The right side of stockinette stitch:
The wrong side of stockinette stitch:
In reverse stockinette stitch the right & wrong side are swapped.