When you do a ribbing, it's important to knit the knit stitches and purl the purls as they face you. Until the stitches become obvious, remember to start a row with a purl if you ended with a knit and vice versa.
Make sure that your bring the yarn to the front between the needles to purl and to put it back between the needles when you knit.
The first couple of rows of ribbing often look a little cruddy, but you should be able to see the ribbing pattern developing.
"Trust the pattern!"
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