My edges tend to look sorta weird and I suspect it's because I'm not moving my work to the front for purls and back for knits, on the first stitch.
When I already have one stitch on my needle it's easy to move the yarn to the front of back, but before that (for the first stitch)... there's no yarn on my right-hand needle, so I can't move the yarn to the front or back.
However, I can tell on my left hand needle, that depending on if my last stitch was a purl or knit, the yarn is pointing back or front.
If someone has a step by step with pictures link, please provide it. Or a video, although I prefer pictures.