How to Create a Purl Stitch (p)

How to Create a Purl Stitch (p)

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Tutorial Overview

Abbreviation: p

The purl stitch is the second basic stitch to learn. Combined with knit stitches it creates various stitch patterns. A stitch that is purled will have a bump as its base. In this video we will show you how to create a purl stitch.




Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

Insert right needle downwards through the front of the first stitch. Ensure right needle is in the front.

Step 2:

With yarn in front, wrap it anti-clockwise around tip of right needle

Step 3:

With tip of right needle, draw a loop by going up through and out of the left stitch, bringing right needle away from you.

Step 4:

Slide the left stitch off its needle. Tighten yarn. You have created your first purl stitch on your right needle.

Step 5:

Repeat 1-4 until row is finished.

Step 6:

To start a new row, hold work in your left hand and repeat steps, ensuring working yarn is at the front.


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