This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to recognize a knit stitch and a purl stitch. As a beginning knitter you may have trouble telling the different between a knit stitch and a purl stitch. This can cause problems when knitting stockinette or rib patterns. By being able to tell them apart you will make less mistakes, especially if you are coming back to a project after not knitting it for a little while.
The following photos will help you understand the difference between the two stitches.