Confused on the RS vs WS

I’ve been knitting for a few months and still get hitched on some of the pattern lingo and abbreviations.

The pattern says:
-work 10 rows stockinette stitch
-next RS row: k8, m1, k to end

I’ve done the 10 rows Sts and am ready for the “next RS row: k8, m1, k to end”

Right now, the smooth ‘v’ side is facing me, so that is the RS side, right? So I continue with the k8, etc?

I’ve had to frog so many projects from guessing on pattern meanings and I don’t want this one to be one. :x

Thank you so much!

Hi. Welcome to Knitting Help.

Right now, the smooth ‘v’ side is facing me, so that is the RS side, right?

You’re doing stockinette, so yes, that is the right side. When working on the right side, you knit. If you’re working flat, the WS is the side you purl on.

Thank you!! I was pretty sure I was right, but it was that “next RS row” bit that was making me doubt myself and my little knitting knowledge! Haha!

The pattern means ‘on the next RS row after you’ve knit 10 rows’. So you did it right.

If the pattern stitch makes it difficult to remember (like seed stitch or ribbing) I put a locking marker on one side to remember. For me I always put it on the side I want to be the RS, but do what works for you. Then make a small pencil note on your pattern so you do t forget.

Ooh, that’s a really good idea! I haven’t need to do that, but definitely a good idea for the future! Thanks!