I am 67. When I was VERY young, in my 20's, I had a wonderful friend who taught me a few simple little things to help me with my knitting. One of them was ribbing.
For the knit stitches, I always twist the knit stitches, that is, knit them through the back.
I love the look and always use it in ribbing, no matter how many stitches, 1x1, 2x2, etc etc etc.
I hope this helps !