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The Purl Stitch

The Purl Stitch is the opposite of knit stitch. The stitch is in reverse of the knit stitch. The knit stitch is the basic stitch when it comes to knitting.

Purl Stitch will look like tiny bumps. I’m working on the seed stitch with the white and orange scarf….

Basics of Purling:

  • The yarn must be in front of the needle.
  • When knitting the purl side is wrong side.
  • On the right side there will be rows of “V” shapes

Steps to Purl Stitch:

Working yarn needs to be in the front of the needle.

Insert right needle into the front of the left needle.

Wrap the yarn around the right needle.

slide your right needle down, with some tension. Move the right needle down and through the loop. Slide it off the needle. The stitch should be on the right needle.

Below the first stitch is the knit stitch the second stitch is the purl stitch.

It’s very simple once you do a few purl stitches.

Happy Stitching

Caroline