Just learn what the stitches look like and you won't have to over think this. Whether you would k or p or the second row depends on whether you have an even or odd number of stitches so it's not a foolproof method.
Knit the knits and purl the purls as they face you when you have the knitting in your left hand and ready to go again if you want ribbing.
Another hint.. the stitches are opposite on each side. In other words a knit stitch has a purl on one side and knit on the other.
Last edited by Jan in CA : 07-11-2007 at 10:23 PM.