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
Row 1: k to end
Row 2: p to end
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern.