Stockinette stitch is also called: plain knit, jersey. This is the most commonly used pattern in knitting. It is simple to make:
Row 1: all knits;
Row 2: all purls.
Then repeat the pattern from Row 1.
Keep on knitting in the following manner: knit (odd) rows consist of knits; wrong-side (even) rows – of purls. For circular knitting, all stitches are knit ones. This pattern may be knitted by both the first and second method, but it should be understood that the chosen method should be followed instead of knitting even rows by the first method and odd rows – by the second one. Some more details about knitting stitches: knits and purls.
Jersey fabric, in contrast to, for example, relief patterns, can be steamed or ironed following, of course, the instructions for the fibrous structure of the yarn.