Stocking (stockinette) stitch

This is a basic knitting stitch that forms a smooth even fabric. It is often not explained in knitting patterns because it is assumed the knitter knows what to do. In the UK it is known as stocking stitch. In the US it is known as stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations: k = knit, p = purl

Instructions:

Row 1: k to end

Row 2: p to end

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern.