I've a question that may be foolish and I am probably overthinking things.
I am a fairly new knitter but have been crocheting for years so have a basic idea of how to read and understand a pattern. Currently I decided to try my hand at making a pair of socks.
The pattern I am using is listed here: http://knitting.about.com/library/blthreesock.htm
I am making a pair of socks for myself. I chose to use size 5 needles instead of 6 because I tend to knit a bit loose and size 9 socks are too large for me. Anyway, my question, I have finished the 2 inches of ribbing (k2, p2) and am now moving onto the body of the sock. The problem I am having is that it states to do it in stokinette stitch. Which I know stockentte is to knit one row and purl the next. However the socks are worked in the round so doesnt that mean I need to just knit each row? If I knit one row and purl the next I wont end up with that smooth look, right? So that means I should knit every row to get the right effect? Am I correct in thinking this, or am I overthinking things again?
Thanks in advance for the help