If you are doing all knit stitches, it will look like little loops, some facing up some facing down (sorry, that's kind of a bad description) BUT if you are doing knit one row, purl the next row, you will end up with the V shaped stitches on the knit side and the loop stitches on the purl side.
All knit is garter stitch. Knit one row purl one row is stockinette stitch.
On this page
, the first picture (and many of the others) show stockinette stitch where you get the V stitches on the knit side.
And an example of garter stitch (knit all rows) is shown in the picture I've attached below.
Hope this helps.