What does just knit look like?
A knit stitch (which you would have purled on the other side) just looks like a plain piece of yarn looped over the needle in a V shape, while a purl stitch has a little bump at the bottom. When you turn your work and are ready to start the next row look at the stitch you are about to work.
Why do my knits look like purls?
You get garter stitch when you knit both sides – at the end of each knitted row, you turn and start knitting again. This happens in garter because purl stitches are bumpier / stick out further than knit stitches. The knit stitches hide. You can see them if you stretch the work vertically (stretch away from the needle).
What is the stocking stitch in knitting?
Stocking stitch, or stockinette stitch, is the second most basic of stitch patterns and is created by alternating rows of knit and purl stitches. The right side of the fabric has a ‘V’ pattern and the wrong side has a bar pattern.
Do you have to purl in knitting?
In order to keep the knit stitches on one side of your work, you will need to purl. This is nifty because a purl stitch is a knit stitch from the back of the fabric. Not to be confused with a tink stitch, which is simply what you do when you must knit backwards to a booboo.