Stockinette Stitch Pattern

When you knit on the right side of the fabric and purl on the wrong side of the fabric this creates the stockinette stitch pattern. The front side has the little Vs that we often associate with knitting and the back side has horizontal lines/bumps.

When you knit in the round you are able to knit the stockinette stitch pattern without having to do the purl stitch.

Abbreviation

The abbreviation often used in patterns for stockinette stitch is St st.