How to stop rib turning into moss?!

hi
sometimes i can rib no problem - other times it turns into moss stitch…

so if i start with a knit stitch and say the last stitich is also knit what do i do on the next row?

and what if the reverse start knit, end purl…what is the next row?

what’s he secret?
many thanks
gsh

i used to do that all the time when i was ribbing!!

now i just remember to knit on the knits and purl on the purls.

someone correct me if that’s wrong. :smiley:

You do knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you.

If you’re not at a point where you can see them easily, though, remember that, for ribbing, if you end with a knit you start with a purl and vice versa.

many thanks