Brendajos is right. What you're doing when you knit every stitch, every row is getting garter stitch. The back of a knit stitch is a purl stitch and vice versa, so when you knit a row and then flip it over, you're now looking at purls. On either side you see one row of knit and one row of purl.
In order to get all the v's on one side (which is stockinette stitch), you knit one row, then purl one row. This way all the knits end up on one side and all the purls end up on the other.
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